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Enniskillen 2XV 42
CIYMS 2XV 17
Skins 2s returned to winning ways last Saturday with a convincing win in a top of the table clash. A young skins side took to the field, having had very little game time this season and showing their attacking strength by scoring 5 tries in the first half.
The game started with skins on the front foot applying a lot of pressure through the forwards. After a couple of strong carries it wasn’t long before Eric Elliott was crossing the line for the first try of the game, with John Maguire converting. Straight from the restart the skins lads surged forward again. After a couple of excellent phases of handling, Gary Thornton spotted a gap and ran in to score the second of the game, with Maguire once again converting. CI found it difficult to repel Skins in the scrum and it wasn’t long before David Taylor picked the ball from the back and scored skins’ 3rd try of the day. The skins lineouts were working well with excellent throwing from Nolan. Off a lineout the backs played the ball out to James Balfour who ran in for the 4th try of the day.
Skins once agian applied the pressure and forced another line out in the CI 22. The ball was fumbled by the visitors in the air and caught by Aaron Kelly who ran in to score under the posts.
The second half started very well with centre Magwood making a break and running in the 6th try of the day. After that the skins boys seemed to let their foot off the pedal and began to let the visitors claw their way back in. After numerous errors and penalties CI ran in their first try in the corner. Skins retaliated but the penalty count kept growing and, with another couple of silly mistakes, the CI lads made their way over the line twice more. Skins regrouped before full time and, with excellent defending from Tummons and Henry, Skins soon made their way back towards the opposition half and it wasn’t before long Eric Elliott was crossing the line again for skins’ 7th and final try of the game.
This leaves Enniskillen in a convincing position at the top of table and will be hoping for another win away to Randalstown next weekend.