The first game of the season started with a well fought victory over Foyle College. The weather and the school’s new playing pitches combined to give a really firm, fast playing pitch.
Foyle lined up with a large pack and which the Enniskillen pack did really well to neutralise throughout the game. Enniskillen front row of Amos Johnston, Will Kennedy and Enda Love handled the pressure in the Scrum and were well supported by replacements Tomas Coulson and Louis Burns. The second row forwards Noah Quigley and Harvey Little performed well in the lineouts. Enniskillen won most of their scrums and all of their line outs with Harvey Little often making powerful runs with the ball he won in the air.
The back row forwards Matthew Conlan, Harry Parkinson, James Trotter and James Morrison (C) played well and were competitive at most rucks, turning over those where the Foyle team had been stretched.
Patrick Williams started at scrum half and kept the Enniskillen game moving forwards. His calm distribution allowed Tadgh Hamble to provide good service to the back line where Cameron Smith and Eamon Greene passed the ball smoothly between themselves, often gaining metres of ground at a time. On the wings Charles Patton, Isaac Johnson and Jake Woods linked into play well with Charles Patton making the tackles stick at key points of the game and Jake Woods showing great pace with the ball in hand.
Alex Howe started at full back, played with pace and power and made an impact whenever he had the ball in hand, scoring three tries and converting one with James Morrison converting another. Regent House are the next opponents.