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Enniskillen 2nd XV came out winners in a hard fought contest against Ballyclare in their first pre-season friendly before their league campaign begins Saturday 8th September. The visiting Ballyclare side play two leagues above the young Skins team who knew they would have a tough task ahead.
The game started at a high tempo with Skins having the majority of possession. The Ballyclare team were only let out of their own half on rare occasions due to the attacking effort and quick defensive line of the home team. Unfortunately skins were not rewarded for their efforts in the first half as they found their feet in the game.
The second half seen the well drilled away team put in lots of attacking phases but Skins weathered the storm and built their own platform off the forward pack and it wasn’t long before the ball reached the back line for Zach Charlton to go under the posts for Skins’ one and only try. Ballyclare came bounding back and eventually battered their way through to take the score back to 7-5. The last play of the game was called and with a penalty to Skins, Paddy McCleery stepped up and easily converted leaving the final score 10-5.