9 November 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan’s 1st XV travelled to BHSFP RFC(belfast high school former pupils) on the Carrickfergus road to try to regain their winning ways after last weeks disappointing result against the PSNI. The PSNI match was one that got away from the Monaghan lads and they were keen to make a means. Monaghan have travelled to Belfast for this fixture for years now and have yet to earn a win on Belfast soil. Last years away fixture was one the poorest performances the Monaghan lads registered that season, they were lucky that BHSFP only totaled 38 points against the lads on that occasion.
The team that travelled was a strong outfit with key players back in the fold but still not back to full strength, Dylan Carleton back into first centre and Ross McEnerney in the second row were important improvements that proved vital for this match.
Monaghan kicked off and began very well, pilling on the pressure. Monaghan’s tackling was very poor last week against the police. Big runner have to be tackled low and Monaghan allowed the police to run through them due to poor technique, but this was not the case against high school. they had …

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