Presentation College, Bray 15 Wesley College 10

Two second-half tries helped Presentation College, Bray, into the quarter-finals of the Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Schools Junior Cup on Tuesday afternoon at Kirwan Park.

A tight contest from the start, Pres Bray put the Wesley defence under pressure early on but the Ballinteer school stood firm.

It took until the 21st minute for Pres to register the game’s first points with a penalty from Gavin Rochford.

Showing the same persistence in attack as they did in defence, Wesley went straight up to the other end of the field after the restart with Daniel Campbell converting a penalty to level the game.

After a close first period, the contest was decided in four action-packed minutes in the second half.

Pres scored the first try of the day through number 8 Sam Nolan, converted by Rochford, in the 38th minute following a break by Luke Devitt.

Four minutes later they nabbed their second through Sean Quinn to put 12 points between the sides.

Wesley hit back through Jamie Walsh to make it a one-score game but Pres saw the game out to make it into the last eight.

Scorers – Presentation College Bray: Sam Nolan try, Sean Quinn try, Gavin Rochford pen, con; Wesley College: Jamie Walsh try, Daniel Campbell pen.

Presentation College, Bray: Jack Murphy; Sean Quinn, Finn Treacy, William Seymour, Luke Devitt; Gavin Rochford, Adam Tymlin; Jack Salmon, Flyn Pyper, Conor Maher; Brandon Murphy-Morgan, Carver Nolan; Noah McNulty, Eoin Kelly, Sam Nolan.

Replacements from: Finn Brien, Sam Bourke, Callum Fleming, Ryan Evans, Luke Ivory, Stephane Debaireid, Joshua Kenny.

Wesley College: Zach Bourne; Reid Cockrell, Benjamin Stewart, Steven Whitehead, Matthew Golden; Daniel Campbell, Callum van den Bergh; Alexander Mulligan, Liam O’Neill, Warren McWilliam; Aran Lowry, Sean Foulds; Oran Handley, Tom Geoghan, Ryan Jones.

Replacements from: Bosola Ojewale, Freddy Jones, Jamie Walsh, Scott Monaghan, Hugo Hjelseth, Kameron Moran, Jonathan Cazzinim, Adam MacNally.