Points won in early finish
Dungannon never really got into top gear in this encounter and, after Jaryd Bennett’s penalty put them into a three point lead, the tie was abandoned - having been halted for a considerable time when Queen’s and Ulster Ravens centre Michael McAuley sustained a serious ankle injury.
Queen’s took the lead in the second minute when Richie McMaster kicked a penalty from the 10 metre line. Jason Bloomfield then knocked over two neat penalties before McMaster levelled the scores on twenty-one minutes.
A promising Dungannon attack was intercepted in the Queen’s twenty-two by their right winger Jonny Russell who ran and jinked his way down the field before scoring behind the posts in the twenty-fifth minute. McMaster added the extras to give Queen’s a 13 – 6 lead. Dungannon’s unfortunate Jason Bloomfield sustained an injury as he tried to stop the try scorer.
A poor kick from defence by Queen’s was capitalised on by Dungannon. Michael Dunleavy quickly passed to Darren Simpson and quick hands to Mark O’Shea gave David Egner the space to race in at the corner. Jaryd Bennett converted to tie it,13 -ll.
Just prior to halftime a Dungannon player found his way to the bin for slowing down the ball.
The second half saw Dungannon look a bit more decisive and a Derek Hall break into the Queen’s 22 almost brought a reward. However on forty-five minutes Gannon were awarded a penalty that Jaryd Bennett converted with a great kick from well out on the right.
That completed the scoring as midway through the half the game was abandoned for the removal of the removal of the injured Queens’ player. Best wishes to him and Jason Bloomfield for a speedy recovery.
QUB: Chris Colvin. Jonny Russell, Peter Storey, Michael McAuley, Paddy Pringle. Richie McMaster, Paddy Farrell. Ed Scott-Bowen, David Swann, Luke Steele. Ross McCaughey, Callum McCullough. Roger Bonnar, John Hanna, Ryan Clarke. Mark Foster, Rory Winters, Oliver Loughead, Hugo Harbinson, Damien Hall.
Dungannon: Mark O’Shea. Darren Simpson, Paul Magee, Mark Faloon, David Egner. Jaryd Bennett, Jason Bloomfield. Steven Sinnamon, Phil Whyte, Mark Farquhar. Plunkett McCallan, Mark Jenkinson. Michael Dunleavy, Derek Hall, James McMahon. Glen Sinnamon, Ben Howard, Tim Smith, Jake Finlay, Jonny Toal.
Referee: Michael Black, Londonderry
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