We enjoyed an 11 try thriller last week, in our men’s club game, and there were another eleven tries in this McCrea Cup  Quarter Final. Unfortunately, for the home side, it was far from a thriller; as Grosvenor ran in eleven without reply, getting some payback for last weeks league defeat to the same opponents.

Grosvenor started strongly and scored the opening try after only a couple minutes when Dean Swift capitalised on an Instonian mistake.

Grosvenor scored a second try through Peter Davison thanks to a strong carry after another Instonians mistake.

Try number three followed midway through half after Cameron Knell gathered a cross kick and scrambled over the line.

Instonians had no answer for the constant stream of Grosvenor pressure in the first half and Stuart Smyth made it a mountain for the home side to climb with a try from a rolling maul.

Connor McKee crossed after lovely hands from the Grosvenor outside backs before Instonians’ task grew the even bigger with the dismissal of their outhalf for swearing.

Grosvenor made the most of the man advantage and Davidson crossed for his second try. 39-0 at the break.

The away side picked up where they left off at the end of the first half and Allen McCluggage scythed through a gaping hole to score the seventh try before Jonny Farquhar added an eighth.

McCluggage added his second try before McKee scored another two to complete his hat trick.

Cameron Knell completed to rout with eight conversions to give a final score of Instonians 0 Grosvenor 71.

 

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