Enniskillen Skins 3XV started their campaign to retain the league title with a resounding bonus point win over Clogher Valley.

From the kick-off the experienced, heavier Skins pack used the elements to maul and gain territory. But it was some expansive play and a well-guided pass from centre Fergus Fee to Jarlath Maguire coming on at pace from fullback who powered over from close range for an early lead.

Skins, although dominant, seemed to lack the consistency and patience to convert their pressure.

Too many unforced errors, and despite some massive tackles from back rows John Arnold and Ricky Lee, a gap in the defence allowed Clogher a soft equaliser.

However, captain Stephen Tummon after a succession of rucks near the Clogher try line finally powered over with Gavin Warrington on his hip for good measure to leave it at half time 12-7 to Skins.

The second half saw the introduction of two more new signings from ERGS, Tadgh Hambly and James Trotter who would join the elusive Eamon Greene and player of the match Enda Love whose carries and loose work rate were exemplary.

Confidence grew, and stalwart David Buchanan ripped the ball in a tackle to claim possession and made hard yards to power over for a well-earned score.

Based on a good forward platform, halfbacks Nick Finlay and Hambly could feed the backs to exploit the gaps.

Trotter at centre made a sublime 40-yard break to weave and step his way under the posts for his debut try.

Love soon after was stopped short but Gary Hall was on hand to recycle and allowed quick ball for Hambly to dummy and glide through not to be outdone by his school teammate and claim his debut try also.

The trusty boot of Finlay kicked four from five conversions to leave the final score an impressive 33-7 bonus point win.

Next up for Skins 3XV is Cavan at home on Friday night as the team prepares for their cup semi-final away to Ballynahinch on March 2.