Portadown u16 v Enniskillen u16 Fixture - Oct 18, 2014

Team Score Pts
Portadown u16 7 - 50 Enniskillen u16

Match Report

The Under 16 squad as they had a full compliment of players to call upon against a Portadown team who could just field 15 lads on a blustery but bright morning.

The Skins boys immediately showed they meant business with Jarlaith Maguire bursting through the defence after only 2 minutes to open the scoring then Rory Morris picking up a spilled ball to add a further 5 points, the onslaught continued when captain Aiden McKenna ripped the ball away from a Portadown defender then sprinting over the whitewash to leave the Armagh boys 19 to nil down with only 9 minutes played.

Regular readers of these match reports may have noticed the absence of the name Tyler Millar from the score sheet so far and it was after 15 minutes that the prolific center added his first of the day to bring the tally to 24 nil.
The Portadown players responded with strong running and good handling resulting in their winger scoring and the conversion brought them 7 points.
When Eion Cleary broke off from a line-out and created the space it allowed young Millar to run a good offensive line and add his second of the day before the half time whistle with the score 31 to 7.
The second half started in an even more impressive fashion for the away side when the pack responded to instructions at the break and right from the kick off they ripped the ball away and wing forward Kelly fed his back row partner Cleary for his second of the morning and another great carry by Maguire and Scallon left the defence with no answer to the pace and angled running of Millar for his hat trick. The next ten minutes showed that Portadown have a steelier side and with the vociferous spectators getting behind them they stemmed the flow and tried to regroup, however they did not reckon on the pace and determination of fullback Jamee Magee who on taking a high ball in his own 22 ran back at the Portadown chasers and sidestepped two tackles in his own half then sprinted a further 40 yards before a crunching tackle brought him down but support was on hand with the impressive Cleary who picked up his own hat trick and brought the score to 50 to 7.
Portadown got the last score with an unconverted try which left the end tally of 50-7 to the Enniskillen lads after eight excellent tries and 5 conversions from out-half Maguire.
The league campaign continues next weekend with an away trip to Belfast side Malone.