Larne get a run-out against depleted Queen’s II outfit
To their benefit, it allowed them to play the game with a couple of extra back rowers which proved to make a tougher challenge for the Glynn outfit.
The uncontested scrum seemed to be playing in the minds of the Larne side, the physicallty levels shown in the previous weeks were non-existant and the students kept breaking the first line of defence with ease.
But a neat maul set up deep inside the visitors’ 22 allowed McAlister to crash over for the first try of the day. The students who had lost two players to injury fought on courageously with 13.
Larne extended their lead when Jonny Hall raced away for a superb solo try. With Phil Andrews boot on form, Larne went into the half-time break with a 17-0 lead.
In the second half Larne struggled to gain any momentum and again found themselves having to defend their line for long periods.
But Garrett then played a cameo with Montgomery up the left wing, the ball was then passed inside to the Gibson who managed to trot in for a rare try which was duly converted. Larne have a well-deserved week off on Saturday which should allow them to rest up Coleraine on November 14.