The headmasters of Dale College and Queen’s College have expressed concern over a pitch invasion that prevented a match-winning conversion from being taken.
Dale scored a controversial try in injury time to level the scores at 24-24, but the conversion was never kicked as Queen’s supporters, who thought the final whistle had gone, rushed on to the field.
Dale headmaster Mike Eddy told The Herald the school regretted the incident.
‘This was not how we wanted to end our season. This has definitely left us with a sour taste and we hope the situation can be handled in such a way that it does not hamper any future clashes with one of our longstanding rivals.’
Queens acting headmaster Mike Boy said: ‘Yes, our boys did invade the pitch first, but they did so out of jubilation for what they thought was the final whistle and a good result for their team.
‘They never intended to disrupt a losing game, or start the incident that ended in a pushing and shoving match between parents and officials.’