|Enniskillen U14 Boys
||37 - 0
||Ballyshannon U14 Boys
Enniskillen U14 37
Ballyshannon U14 0
Enniskillen Under 14s hosted a Young Ballyshannon side on Saturday morning and it showed how this young Skins team have developed, in the corresponding fixture twelve months ago Ballyshannon scored with abandon and were worthy winners. However, through hard work in the recruitment of new players by club community coach Gareth Beatty, who has been instrumental in building this squad and training on Wednesday nights, we now have a young team who all at Enniskillen RFC can be proud off.
Right from the kick off Skins showed their intent with a rolling maul in the opposition 22’, allowing debutant Oisin McPillips to drive over in the right corner, Coillte Farry converted from out wide to leave it 7 points to nil after only three minute. Five minutes later, after continued pressure, the pack controlled the ball well allowing Captain John Armstrong time to set the offensive line and a great loop around move set up fullback Aaron Skuce to score an unconverted try in the left corner.
The scoring continued when, from a scrappy lineout on the right, flanker Ciaran McLaughlin tidied up and quick hands from Armstrong and outhalf Ethan Daly set Coillte on a wide run to score in the left corner, unconverted 17-0.
The Ballyshannon lads were really under pressure as continued good work from the home pack and several carries from McPhillips off the restart brought another excellent try. Then on the edge of the 22 Rowan Martin made a great offload to lock Arthur Conlan to drive over for an unconverted try, 22 to nil with five minutes left of the half.
Pack leader James Ross was having a great game with explosive runs and deft hands setting up the last score of the first period, drawing three defenders and offloading to Armstrong who released the back line for winger Frederick Mason to touchdown in the corner, unconverted for a halftime score of 27 to nil.
The second half started in the same fashion as the first when, from loose play, young Conlan secured the ball on the edge of a ruck and sprinted twenty yards to get his second of the game, Farry slotted the conversion for a 34 point lead.
The Ballyshannon team were starting to gain some ground with strong running from their centres allowing them some possession, and they began to drive their way into the home 22 before great counter rucking from Ross and McLaughlin stole the ball and set off Coillte Farry from his own half, who would not be stopped and secured a great win for Skins the final score being 37 to nil.
The Under-14 coaches were clearly delighted by the progress shown from this young side who have had to go through a gruelling period of development.
The Skins coaches would like to thank the players for their efforts at training and on match days, and look forward to this group continuing to improve and learn.
Two local derbys ensue this week as the U14s play both ERGS on Wed night 7.15 kickoff and Clogher Valley on Saturday. All support from is very much appreciated.