Enniskillen 2XV v Dungannon 3XV Fixture - Feb 16, 2019

Team Score Pts
Enniskillen 2XV 47 - 0 Dungannon 3XV

Match Report

Enniskillen 2nd XV continued their fine form with another convincing win at home against a strong Dungannon 3rd XV side last Saturday.

 

The game started with skins on the back foot, Dungannon using a strong forward pack who were running hard lines. Skins had a lucky escape with the visitors knocking the ball on at the 5m line to end a period of pressure. This was a wake up call for the home side and, with excellent runs from Aaron Kelly and Eddie Roofe, it wasn’t long before the ball was at the other end of the pitch. From a scrum on the Dungannon 5m line the ball was passed across to Jonny Magwood to score his first of two on the day.

 

From the restart Skins brought the ball forward and with some sloppy defending from the opposition they found themselves with a line out on the dungannon 22. The ball was taken in and mauled forward which left it easy for captain Gary Thornton to break away and place the ball over try line.

 

Again from the restart Dungannon were disorganised and through some clever play from Conor Henshall and Mathew Mcvitty the ball found winger Daniel Clyde who was clear through and scored.

 

Dungannon came back at Enniskillen with some excellent scrummaging and ball carrying from their strong pack but Enniskillen’s defence was resilient and kept them at bay up until the half.

 

The second half was completely dominated by Enniskillen featuring another 4 tries. David Taylor got his name on the score sheet when he picked from the back of a ruck, powering his way over the line from two metres out. Maths Rutledge was gifted a try when prop Jamie Mckane found himself storming down the wing, popping the ball off to Rutledge as he met the dungannon full back, leaving a simple run in under the posts. Jonny Magwood added his second of the day when he found a space in the dungannon defensive line and ran in from 20 yards out. The final try of the day came from winger Jack Breen when he found himself with some space and ran in under the posts. 

 

John Maguire added the extra points by converting nearly all of the tries. The final whistle was blew with an impressive score line of 47-0 to the home side.

 

This win sees skins sitting 9 points clear at the top of the table with the hope of securing promotion in the next few weeks. The 2s get a rest this Saturday before looking to the semi-final of the Crawford plate at home to Ballynahinch 3s on the 2nd of March.