Campbell College tore up the form book with the Ulster Schools Cup holders coming out of a run of five defeats to beat Sullivan Upper 19 – 13 in the 4th Round of the Schools Cup on Saturday morning at Sullivan.

With high flying Sullivan tipped as 15 points favourite for this one Campbell knew they had to hit the ground running and they got off to the best possible stats when Harry Owens burst through a couple of tackles to score in the first minute. Conor Rankin converted to give the visitors a 0 – 7 lead.

However 4th ranked Sullivan showed their mettle hit back to score a converted try and penalty, all by the talented Conor McKee, to take a 10 – 7 lead into the break.

That man, Conor McKee, ensured a tense finish by knocking over a penalty at the start of the final quarter to make it a one score game but the visitors were able to hold out until the final whistle and it was the boisterous hordes of visiting supporters that were celebrating at the final whistle.

Final Score: Sullivan Upper 13 Campbell College 19

Picture credit – Richard Owens

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Ageing hooker who played rugby in England, Wales and Scotland before returning home to see out my twilight years with Larne RFC's Mighty 5th XV. I've a special interest in Irish Women's Rugby and enjoy covering Ireland U20's and Ulster Schools in an attempt to "discover" the stars of the future!

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