Cooke RFC progressed to the second round of the Miller McCall Wylie Junior cup with a comprehensive 39 – 13 win against coleraine on Friday night at Shaws Bridge.

Coleraine spent most of the first half on defence but looked to be taking a 3 – 6 lead into the break thanks to two Cameron Fulton penalties to one in reply from Rob Mitchell. However a late try by Jonny Backus, converted by Mitchell gave the profligate home side a 10 – 6 lead as the teams turned round.

Mitchell added an second penalty at the start of the second half but it looked as though the home side were going to pay for quite a few missed chances when Bradley Dempser stormed over for a converted try to level the score at 13 all.

However, Cooke finally managed to get those final passes to stick and with an ample supply of ball they ran in four tries as Luke Tarry and Matthew Elliott crossed before Backus went over for his second. Michael Cartmill finished the game off with a strong run from the 10 meter line. Mitchell converted three of the scores to give a final score of Cooke 39 Coleraine 13.

It was a bit dark, pictures aren’t great but here they are.