The fourth game of the season started with Banbridge try within 2 minutes of the starting whistle. Banbridge won a scrum on the half way line and their back line spread the ball wide quickly and accurately. The Enniskillen players were slow to react to such immediate threat and allowed the Banbridge winger to run down the touchline and score.
With a start like that Enniskillen did really well to immediately impose their style of play on a game Banbridge looked to dominate. Patrick Williams at scrum half and Tadgh Hambly at 10 soon distributed the ball to centres Alex Howe and Jake Woods who linked well with full back Eamon Greene. The three of them started to cause the Banbridge team real issues and, with the support of Amos Johnston, Harvey Little, and Enda Love in the rucks, Enniskillen gained ground.
Noah Quigley, Louis Burns and Baden Johnston also contributed to the general forward momentum and Billy Thompson had a good start to the match showing his power with some good straight runs. The Enniskillen side pushed on and were eventually rewarded with a try to even the match.
Changes in the forwards were made and Matthew Conlon, Thomas Coulson and James Trotter came on to the field. Matthew and Thomas lent their fresh legs to the game and James Trotter showed his skill by tackling powerfully and linking well with the backs to cause visible disruption every time he got the ball.
The Banbridge experience showed however and despite some good tackles by Charles Patton on the wing and cover by Isaac Johnston and Harry Parkinson they scored two more tries by the half time whistle.
Enniskillen came out firing on all cylinders after the break and Jake Woods and Harvey Little both got scores finishing excellent phase play by both the forwards and backs. Alex Howe added two points to these tries with an excellently taken conversion.
Jake Woods was unfortunate not to add a second after running the length of the pitch only to be tackled on five metres by their fastest player covering back. Likewise, Louis Burns and James Morrison were denied multiple pick and go attempts on the Banbridge try line by some desperate tackling.
The Enniskillen team were unfortunate to concede a try in the final five minutes that gave Banbridge the match but it was an excellent game for both sides and Enniskillen team played well in both attack and defence.
Rainey are the next opponents.