Queen's University Women 12 Enniskillen Women 33

Enniskillen Women were too strong for Queen’s University Women as they recorded their seventh win of the league campaign last weekend.

It was a tightly contested start to the game with some great running lines from Queen’s breaking into the Skins half.

However, from a great attacking lineout, Enniskillen formed a great maul and drove forward eventually getting the ball to Dolores Hughes who dummied and went over to score.

Hughes then converted her own try.

Queen’s responded by putting huge pressure on the Skins for the next 10 minutes however, they absorbed the pressure and Lucy Thompson went on a rampaging run before being tackled high around the neck and her opposite number being sent off.

A resulting penalty in the Enniskillen 22, saw the Enniskillen pack consistently put pressure on and the ball was released to Zara Flack on the wing to run the pitch and score under the posts which converted by Hughes.

Unfortunately Hughes who had been having a fine game, received a knee injury and Farrah Cartin-McCloskey slotted into outhalf.

Again, the forward pack worked tirelessly making ground with every carry, for Cartin-McCloskey to release the back line and for Flack to show her pace and go over for her second in the corner.

Straight from a clear catch at kick off multiple phases through Sarah Teague and Kelly Beacom caused havoc with Queen’s and Lucy Thompson sprinted 30 metres to score under the posts, converted by Cartin-McCloskey.

An impressive defensive lineout from the Enniskillen saw them win the ball back and after a burst by Moya Hill and Cartin-McCloskey, Sophie Barrett went on a storming run to score directly under the posts.

Again the coversion was slotted over by the impressive Cartin-McCloskey.

The second half saw Enniskillen have to defend and Queen’s went over to score twice in the second half despite a great defensive effort from Player of the Match Moya Hill and Cartin-McCloskey.

Enniskillen Women face Malone Women on December 17 at Mullaghmeen and will need to bring that performance in what is a top of the table clash.