This week, a developing U13 side hosted RS Dungannon in what proved to be a tense battle. The Enniskillen boys wanted revenge for last year’s 4 try defeat and where determined not to let history repeat itself. From the kick-off the ERGS side attacked the Dungannon line with no mercy, Nathan
‘wrecking ball’ Armstrong soon crashing over the line to score the first points of the match. From the restart the work on phases and rucking earlier in the week quickly begin to pay off as the backs were able to consistently spread the ball looking for their chance. It wasn’t long before No.10 Shay Own then managed to weave his way through the defence to score try number 2. Dungannon then began to regroup and find their feet and through strong running by their No.10 and 8, they soon set-up two unconverted tries before half time leaving the score at 12-10 to ERGS.
As the second half started, the ERGS side attacked again deliberately pressuring the Dungannon No.10 and sucking in the defence to create space on the wing. Through desperation, Dungannon gave away a number of penalties allowing Nathan Armstrong to demonstrate his power as he repeatedly crashed towards the line. It wasn’t long before Michael Smith, in close support, then scooped up the ball to take ERGS over the line for try number 3. Dungannon once again came back well and pushed Enniskillen back to gain a scrum on the 5 metre line. The scrummage initially went in Enniskillen’s favour but quick thinking by the Dungannon 9 blocked Shay Owen’s clearance kick causing the ball to rica-shay back and allowing the No.9 to fall on the ball for Dungannon’s 3rd 17-15.
As the final whistle drew closer both sides were determined to try and win. However it was the ERGS side who were to be the victors as persistence and good skill allowed them to work their way up the pitch resulting in caption Paul McConkey then sealing the match with a final score for ERGS 22-15.