Malone Women 31 Enniskillen Women 20

Enniskillen Women suffered their first loss of the season as they were defeated away to Malone Women on Sunday.

Enniskillen started well with a period of strong carries from forwards Sophie Barrett and Kelly Beacom before the back line released Zara Flack in the corner for the opening score.

Malone replied with a converted try in under the posts.

Enniskillen responded though as they put phases together gaining metres from Rebecca Beacom and Moya Hill, eventually getting into the 22.

Farrah Cartin McCloskey distributed the ball to the back line and Sophie Meeke stretched over to score in the corner.

Malone tried their best to get on the scoreboard again but try saving tackles from Lucy Thompson and Dearbhla Dillon before the half time whistle went saw Enniskillen’s great defence across the park hold them out.

Enniskillen came out hungry in the second half with hard carries from Aisling and Katie Elliott creating the space out wide for slick hands in the back line allowing Sophie Meeke to dot down for her second try on the wing.

Malone though answered with another converted try.

Skins come back immediately after plenty of penalties in their favour. Plenty of carries from the forwards allowed Zara Flack to show her pace and cross in the corner for get second try.

Malone replied quickly through their experienced back line with another converted try.

Enniskillen fought hard for the rest of the game with a big defensive effort but Malone crossed twice in the last ten minutes of the game to seal a 31-20 win in their favour.

Enniskillen Women have a lot to be proud of in the performance against a very experienced Malone side and will look to get back to winning ways in a fortnight’s time against Omagh.

An excellent performance from Enniskillen’s fullback Lucy Thompson earned her Player of the match.