A SPIRITED Randalstown U18 side put on a brave display for their last outing together as they contested the final of the Ulster Cup.
It was all to play for in the first 20 minutes before Belfast Met broke the deadlock with a converted try.
They followed this with another try to double their lead on the half-hour mark.
But the Randalstown boys refused to let their heads drop and began the second-half with a vigour and determination beyond their years and a brilliant try and conversion from Stefhan Gabbidon-Lyttle brought the local lads back into contention.
However, their hungry opponents were not going to give up that easily and stretched their lead before adding a fourth try towards the end to put the game out of reach.
The Randalstown boys might not have returned with the silverware but the club is extremely proud of their achievements.
*See picture spread in this week’s Antrim Guardian