Ronan Calvert reports from Bandon RFC..
Both sides enjoyed spells on the front foot early on without adding any points to the scoresheet as missed kicks from both Jazz Pendijito and Rowan Palmer left it scoreless right up until the half hour mark.
Just before the break however, Bandon landed the first blow. The hosts secured good ball from their line-out, threw it along the backline and found outside centre Victor Lovell who sliced through the Munchins defence to score.
Munchins would come close to scoring late in the half, but Bandon’s brave defence saw them head into the break with a hard earned 7-0 lead.
Upon resumption Munchins looked to respond and on forty two minutes tighthead Evan Sheehan crashed over for the Corbally school, setting up a dramatic climax.
At 7-5, Bandon were forced to defend en-masse as the visitors desperately attacked in search of the winning score. The Munchins pack came close over and over again but some heroic Bandon defence denied the visitors of any potential late winner and booked the Cork men a spot in the 2018 Senior Cup quarterfinals.
FT: Bandon 7-5 Munchins