Omagh Women 5 Enniskillen Women 58

It was five weeks since Enniskillen Women last ran out against Ballynahinch away and they were very keen to take to the superb pitches at Omagh RFC on Sunday. The welcome at Omagh RFC was warm as always but the Skins ladies wanted to do their talking on the pitch.

After a bit of an untidy start from both teams in the first 10 minutes, it was Skins that hit the front first. Taking a quick free kick on the half way line, Delores Hughes burst through the Omagh defence making it 10 metres short when an offload to Lucy Thompson gave her the first try of the game which Hughes converted.

Soon after, from a dominant midfield scrum, the backs called a pre-practised move and having passed the ball through all their hands, it got to the left wing where Zara Flack used her pace and scored under the posts. With Hughes adding the conversion it made it 0-14.

Totally against the run of play and after a clever Omagh lineout, the Accies scored out wide but the conversion was narrowly missed.

A penalty try for a deliberate knock down 10 metres from the Omagh line was then awarded to Skins and a yellow card to the Omagh 10 resulted.

This cost the Omagh ladies dearly with two more tries being scored before half time. The first from Flack with the difficult conversion hitting the post and the second by Captain Thompson after receiving a lovely pass from Flack and converted to leave it 5-33 at the break.

The second half started off with a kick off that didn’t go 10 metres so Skins had a midfield scrum. They then made big progress down the right side and when the ball broke back to the left it was the returning India Daley that crashed over the line.

The next two tries were almost copies of each other and both scored by Flack.

The first was a backs move and the second was similar after a lovely break by Karla Wiggins and Jessica Murray but the bullet pass by Thompson putting Flack into a gap was crucial to the try.

If the previous two tries were made by the backs then the forwards made the next. They presented such a lovely ball to Ellie May Maguire, that it was then the simplest task to feed Lucy Thompson for her third try as Skins moved into a 5-53 advantage.

The final try by Player of the Match, Lucy Thompson brought the match to a close with a resounding 5-58 win for the Skins ladies.

Whilst the match was a little scrappy and rusty, the win was a vital result to keep the pressure on leaders Malone who sit only four points ahead of Skins at the top of the Women’s Premiership.

The ladiess next fixture is this Saturday December 2 away to Queens - who are third in the league - and is being played at the Arena pitch at the Dub.

All support would be greatly welcomed to cheer on our Ladies towards the top of the Premiership table. Kick off is at 12.15pm.