UCC 32 Ballynahinch 10
AIB LEAGUE - DIVISION 1B
UCC's excellent backs proved too evasive for Ballynahinch as the Cork students secured a bonus point 32-10 win over 'Hinch at the Mardyke this afternoon.
The 'College side were 13-3 to the good by the half-hour mark, with winger Brian Derham darting over for an unconverted try in the second minute.
UCC full-back Sean Scanlon and 'Hinch out-half Ryan Bambry exchanged penalties before flanker Shane O'Sullivan grabbed the hosts' second try.
A third touchdown, credited to lock Phil Donnellan and converted by Scanlon, moved Conor Twomey's side into a 20-3 lead for the break.
'Hinch, who trounced Dungannon last weekend, came back into contention with a converted try from former Ireland Under-20 prop Paddy McAllister.
But two late tries from scrum half Brian Slater and Scanlon, with replacement Andrew Burke tagging on a conversion, sealed a five-point return for UCC who remain in third place, behind Old Belvedere and Young Munster.
Scorers: UCC: Tries: Brian Derham, Shane O’Sullivan, Philip Donnellan, Brian Slater, Sean Scanlon; Cons: Sean Scanlon, Andrew Burke; Pen: Sean Scanlon
Ballynahinch: Try: Paddy McAllister; Con: Ryan Bambry; Pen: Ryan Bambry