||34 - 0
||City of Derry
Enniskillen Ladies 34
City of Derry Ladies 0
Enniskillen ladies took on table toppers City of Derry last Sunday for the second time this season, the Skins girls suffering defeat in the away fixture some weeks back. The Skins ladies dominated from the start and looked determined to avenge the past defeat. Straight off the scrum in the first 10 minutes, Leanne Hall at scrum half carried the ball across the line herself for the first try of the match. From the restart the skins forwards defended well and turned over ball to resume the attack. After some creative handling skills in the back line the ball was off loaded to flanker Sarah Teague who stormed over the try line for the second try of the match, leaving the score at the end of the first half 10-0.
Skins started the second half as they did the first and applied strong pressure on the Derry girls. Quick ball handling skills were shown from the Derry side and a penalty against skins resulted in a line out for Derry. However, excellent play from Skins ensued as Leona Connolly stole possession at the line out and hands through the back line found Etna Flanagan who powered through Derry’s defensive line to score between the posts. Shauna Murphy converted for a further 7 points. From the kick off skins continued to dominate with some strong forward play; scrum half Leanne Hall darted to the blind side of the scrum and quickly off loaded to Aisling Maguire who slammed the ball down over the try line. Shortly afterwards Sarah Teague broke through the Derry defensive line yet again, but when faced with the the Derry full back she took no prisoners and crossed the line for her second try of the match, converted again by Murphy. A kick from Derry was caught safely in the hands of Skins full back Etna Flanaghan in their own 22, who then proceeded to side step through several tackles and showed great speed, strength and agility to cross the try line again to complete a convincing 34-0 victory for Enniskillen ladies rugby team. A special mention to Catherine Alvarez on her debut match for Enniskillen. The ladies now travel to Ballinahinch this Sunday in hopes of another win to keep pressure on City of Derry who sit top of the table. The team would like to pass on their sincere condolences to ERFC Ladies player, Fionnuala Glover, on the recent passing of her mother. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.