Armoy 62 PSNI 3
After last week’s disappointing display at Randalstown, there was a renewed vigour at training last Wednesday evening as every player knew that they had underperformed and were keen to put this right.
This added vigour was also evident on Saturday when the PSNI came calling to Lime Park. Armoy put in a display of expansive attacking rugby keeping the ball alive with some great off loads out of the contact and some great support play.
This was a completely different performance than those of late with the team playing as a unit rather than a group of 15 individuals as has been evident in other matches this season.
The back line functioned impeccably, lead by the half back team of Eoin Scullion and Scott Moffat who are forming a formidable partnership and between them they dictated the play with some incisive running and back line moves straight off the training ground.
The forwards played as a unit securing ruck ball and also stealing possession at scrum and lineout time. With Mickey McGaughey putting in an exemplary show at no 8 in particular (though this may have been to impress his girl friend who was watching in the stand).
Special mention also goes to returning centres, John Cassley and David Linton, who both put in a fantastic shift with some strong tackling and equally strong running with the ball in hand.
The try scorers were Mickey McGaughey and Eoin Scullion with three each, David Linton (2), Enda Casey, and Conor O’Brien. Eoin Scullion with three each.
This improved performance has now set the bar for the remainder of the season with next weeks visit of second placed Larne III being the next step in the Armoy revival.
As always everyone is expected at training on Wednesday evening as there is increasing competition for places and we need to build on our strengths and shore up any weakness.