On the cusp of history

Thursday, 12 January 2017

On the cusp of history thumbnailKyle Faloon makes a dart down the right hand side during their emphatic win over City of Derry at the Palace Grounds on Saturday

CITY of Armagh 1st XV go into this Saturday's final SONI Premiership clash with Ballymena at Eaton Park safe in the knowledge that a bonus point win will see the Palace Grounds outfit lift their first ever Ulster Senior League title.

The Cathedral City outfit sit joint-top of the table with Ballynahinch with just one game to play and Armagh will lift the crown if they secure victory with four tries or more..

Hot on their tails are Ballynahinch, who are also on 15 points at the top of the table. They travel to City of Derry and they are expected to record a bonus points victory at Judge's Road.

Anything less than a bonus points win at Eaton Park could see 'Hinch nip in and steal the title from Armagh's noses.

If both teams record bonus points wins then Armagh would be crowned champions as a result of their head to head record.

Two thumping wins in consecutive weekends have put the fate of the SONI Ulster Rugby Premiership crown in the hands of the Armagh outfit.

They thumped Ballynahinch on New Year's Eve and last weekend they continued their run of good form with a stunning 55-7 win over City of Derry at the Palace Grounds on Saturday.

Two tries from Kyle Faloon and scores from Ryan Purvis, Harry Doyle, Neil Faloon, John Faloon, David Swann, James Hanna and Harvey Young saw Armagh ease to victory on Saturday and the coaching team of Alex McCloy, Brian McLaughlin and Willie Faloon will be hoping their side can continue this good run of form this Saturday and claim an historic bonus points win at Eaton Park.

Kick off on Saturday is 2.30pm.


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