Enniskillen Under 16s v Ballyclare Fixture - Oct 11, 2014

Team Score Pts
Enniskillen Under 16s 31 - 7 Ballyclare

Match Report

The Under 16 team really illustrate what a great game rugby is, as although they have some undoubted star players(see match report) when it comes to playing or training it is a pleasure to watch the entire squad give 100% whether it be the speedy winger, the explosive strength of a centre or the larger players in the pack.

This was clearly shown on Saturday morning when Ballyclare under 16s came to Mullaghmeen having convincingly beaten Omagh RFC last week so the Skins players and coaches knew they would be formidable opponents.

Right from the start Enniskillen put down a marker when from the kick off the ball was gathered in by the pack and quick ball from Ohare allowed Tyler Millar to force his way over the line for the first points of the day the straight forward conversion from Jarlaith Maguire meant after 4 minutes Skins were 7 nil to the good.

The next two scores were very similar when with the home pack really putting Ballyclare under great pressure and the strong running off back row trio Maguire Cleery and Kelly it allowed young Miller to strike again for two more converted tries leaving the Co Antrim lads 21 points down after 17 minutes of play.

Credit must be given to the visitors who kept trying and were rewarded when their winger sprinted over to score after 22 minutes the resulting conversion brought the scoreline to 21 to 7.

Relief was short lived though when in a devastating four minutes the combination of power and slick handling allowed young Millar to add a further two tries bringing the tally to 31 to 7.

The second half was a more balanced period and although the scorers were not troubled it was still a good contest with both defences really getting stuck in and making great tackles, one of particular note a real cracker by young Daniel Roofe who,s cousin Eddy (first team player and a demon tackler himself) would have been proud to execute.

The final score of 31 to 7 leaves the Under 16s in a commanding position at the top of the league.