Queen’s University 6 UUC 1

Queen’s win the NI Colleges League final

The Colleges league final took place today at Moyola Park’s ground in Castledawson and Queen’s had a fairly comfortable 6-1 victory.

After just 8 minutes Martin Ramsey made a powerful run into the box and was brought down. Patrick Stuart made no mistake from the resulting penalty. Ten minutes later Matt Hughes gained possession near the halfway line and went on a great run past a number of Coleraine players before firing a great shot from the edge of the box into the bottom corner. Martin Ramsey then bagged a couple to give Queen’s a 4-0 lead at the break.

On the hour Mark Boylan let fly from 25 yards and the ball flew into the net off the bottom of the post. UUC then got one back when Chris Crowe got on the end of a left wing cross and scored from close range. Ramsey then played a great ball into the path of Anto Abladey and he lobbed the ball over the keeper from the edge of the box for the final goal of the day.

At the end of the game, League chairman Dr Tom Stark presented the trophy to Queen’s captain Jack McCrea.

Congratulations to Queen’s who won all of their games in the league this season and to new manager of the student team, Ruairi Taylor. This game was excellent preparation for tougher games ahead in the Collingwood Cup in a few weeks time.

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