Enniskillen Royal will travel to Belfast to play Schools’ Cup holders Campbell College in the quarter final, after they overcame Down High School on Saturday.

The Enniskillen school eased to victory in front of a large and vocal crowd at Eisenhower Playing Fields on Saturday morning as they dominated for long spells of the match.

Despite coming through their first cup match of the season, Coach Ashley Finlay admitted there were still areas of their game that could be improved.

“We were very happy with the result but we maybe weren’t as clinical as we could, and should, have been,” he said.

“We were a bit nervy at the start but in general we played very well. We had too many unforced errors but we still managed to dominate most parts of the game.

“It was three tries to none and they only had two shots at goal and converted one. We were quite dominant and the score could have been a bit greater but it was a comfortable winning margin.”

Royal’s reward for the victory was a draw against the cup holders, who dispatched Sullivan Upper 19-13 in the fourth round. They have been handed one of the toughest tests possible, but despite the size of the task Finlay believes his side can spring a surprise.

“The boys are confident and we know if we play to the best of our ability then we can beat just about anybody,” he said.

“We would have been delighted with a home draw, but you have to play what is given to you.

“At the quarter final stage whoever you play is going to be a tough team so it didn’t really matter who we play. We don’t know an awful lot about Campbell.

“Historically they are very strong and their results this season have shown that, but I think with the confidence we got from the win on Saturday we won’t go up there scared of them and if we can get stuck in early we can definitely cause an upset.

“Now that we are over the first game I think we can go in with no real nerves. It maybe helps that we are the underdogs and we can get stuck into them early and see what they are made of.”

ERGS did not pick up any injuries in Saturday’s success and will travel with a fully fit squad.

Faced with a daunting task, Ashley knows his team will need all the support and encourage that the fans can muster, and he is hoping a large travelling support can witness a special moment for the school.

“There was a great support down on Saturday morning and we would like a big support to travel up this time. We will try to arrange a few buses and they will get behind the lads,” he concluded.