The Medallions followed up their 24-7 win away to Methody the previous week, with a convincing win over Regent House last Saturday at Castle Lane. They ran in 10 tries, converting 7 of them. In reply, Regent scored a consolation try in the closing minutes, following a succession of penalties in their favour.
With 6 changes to the starting line up from the Methody game, 2 of them positional, this was a test of the squad’s strength in depth. Hugo Graham started at scum-half and linked well with Eddie Keys at 10 before switching with Mathew Bothwell, who had played such an important role against Methody.
A pre-match injury to one of the Regent front row players meant that the scrums went uncontested, which deprived Ben Davis and Rory Gamble the opportunity of testing their strength in that department, but they both made up for it in the loose, Davis carrying well and Gamble tackling as an extra back row player.
Andrew Patton started at outside centre and made several good breaks, including a dummy and step in the first half to score his first try of the season.
The Enniskillen team varied play well and were commendably unselfish in giving the pass rather than trying to score as individuals. Smyton, Stinson, Sam Balfour (2) and Stuart Brown (4) crossed for the other tries, but they would be the first to acknowledge the teamwork that led up to each of their scores. Keys and Bothwell shared the conversions to make up the 64 points.
Match day squad: Davis. Phair. Gamble. Wilson. Beatty. Havers. Jack Balfour. Stinson. Smyton. Henry Keys. Hugo Graham. Eddie Keys. Sam Balfour. Stephen Balfour. Patton. Brown. Milligan. Bothwell and Haire