Dromore travelled to Shaw’s Bridge, on Saturday afternoon, to play Cooke in Kukri Ulster Rugby Championship Division One league game.

Dromore pressed from the start and Cooke found themselves 12 – 0 down, in as many minutes, through tries by Josh Peatland and Graeme McCandless , one of which was converted by Lee Steenson.

Dromore contain Cooke in the first half.

Cooke responded but were unable to score.

Further Dromore pressure yielded another McCandless try, also converted by Steenson.

Cooke finally got on the scoreboard when Ryan Flavelle scored wide out and Alex Gourley added the conversion.

Ryan Flavelle crosses for Cooke.

There was time for another Dromore unconverted try by Brian McClure, on the stroke of half time to leave Dromore 26 – 7 up at the break.

Early pressure yielded an Alex Gourley penalty goal, before Dromore dominance in the loose allowed another McClure try, converted by Steenson.

A Cooke revival saw Andy Nelson and Ryan Flavelle score tries, converted by Michael Cartmill, but another McClure try and conversion by Steenson gave Dromore the last say in a highly entertaining game. 

Report and photo credit – Bob Given Photography

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