• A Egner

Disappointing defeat to Enniskillen

Playing into a fierce wind, Grosvenor started brightly and were pounding on the Skins line for the opening five minutes, but the visitors defence held firm and they cleared the danger. Enniskillen then came into the game and created pressure in the Grosvenor 22 with a series of scrums and rolling mauls. Grosvenor defended bravely but their line was eventually breached after 15 minutes to give Skins a 7-0 lead. Grosvenor‘s fierce defence managed to neutralise the visitors wind advantage until the last minute of the half when a speculative long range kick was touched down, forcing a goal line drop out. Skins regathered the kick and after a series of attacks the winger squeezed in at the corner. The try was converted to give Grosvenor a much harder target to hit in the second half. 14-0

Grosvenor needed a quick score to force their way back into the game, but they found it difficult to break down the visitors stubborn defence. A penalty reduced the deficit to 11 points but Skins conjured up a third try to extend their lead to 16 points. 19-3. After some cohesive attacks Grosvenor got a try to make it 19-8 but the conversion attempt bounced back off the post, meaning a try rather than a kick was needed from the last five minutes to salvage a losing bonus point. In a frantic few final minutes Grosvenor did create a few scoring opportunities but they just couldn’t get the break they needed. Final score 19-8 to Enniskillen.

Grosvenor will be disappointed not to have got something from the game to reward their efforts, by full marks to Enniskillen who deserved their victory.

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