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Clearcut Leinster League win
Published 08/10/2016 | 00:00
Enniscorthy produced their best display of the season so far with a comprehensive Leinster League Division 1A win over Kilkenny away on Saturday.
Enniscorthy 33 Kilkenny 3
They now have maximum points from their first three matches. With the visitors missing a number of their pack, Kilkenny were expected to present a big physical challenge. This did not materialise as the Wexford men dominated this area from the start.
Right wing Hugh O'Neill scored out wide after only four minutes. With most of the play in the Kilkenny half, Enniscorthy scored again after 15 minutes.
After a number of phases a quick ball to centre Killian Lett saw him barge over in the left corner. Out-half Ivan Poole kicked a penalty to leave the score 13-0 at the break.
Enniscorthy should have been further ahead but for some uncharacteristic poor handling by the backs. Thankfully this improved in the second-half.
Kilkenny's out-half kicked a penalty early into the second-half, but Enniscorthy hit back with a wonderful move which was finished with a try in the corner by hooker David Murphy. This was converted out wide by Ivan Poole.
Soon after that he kicked another penalty. With the victory secured the visitors now went hunting for the bonus point.
Hugh O'Neill, who was industrious all day, pounced on a loose ball. He had a lot of work to do but his speed took him to the line for his second try.
Their fifth try came with eight minutes left when Killian Lett again broke the cover defence to touch down out wide.
The team management will be well pleased with this display. The discipline was good. Both scrums and line-outs worked very well and this laid the foundation for this win. It was an excellent team performance.
They will have a rest next weekend. The league recommences with a home game against De La Salle Palmerston on Saturday, October 15.
Team: Angelo Todisco, David Murphy, Tony White, John Daly, Joe Carley, Tomás Stamp, Joe Bulmer, Tom Ryan, David Shore, Ivan Poole, Hugh O'Neill, Daniel Pim (capt.), Killian Lett, David O'Dwyer, Ross Barbour. Subs. - Paddy Waters for White (50), James Doyle for Todisco (65), David Farrar for Shore (70), Ivan Jacob for Barbour (70), Ronnie White for Bulmer (70).