On a bright, very blustery Saturday morning Enniskillen Royal Grammar School made the journey up from Co Fermanagh to play Campbell College at The Dub Playing Fields in south Belfast.
Report and pictures by Bob Given Photography
Playing into a very strong diagonal wind, Campbell put the pressure on Enniskillen from kick off. Zak Solomon went over after 4 minutes and Jonny McCracken converted to give Campbell a 7 – 0 lead.
With Enniskillen unable to get out of their own half, Oliver Topping ran in from distance to score in the corner, converted by McCracken to double Campbell’s lead.
Enniskillen stubbornly defended but were unable to stop Flynn Longstaff’s powerful charge to the line, on 25 minutes for an unconverted try. Topping added his second try on 30 minutes.
On a very rare excursion into the Campbell, Tim Harte squeezed in at the corner for an unconverted try for Enniskillen to reduce the deficit to 24 – 5.
Campbell had the final say in the first half, when Matthew Booth scored, converted by McCracken, to give Campbell an impressive 31 – 5 half time lead with the wind to come after the break.
Though Enniskillen stuck to their task, the second half was one way traffic. It took less than 10 minutes for Cal Florence to bag a hat trick. Tries followed from Lucas Kerr, Cameron Faith and Booth. All were converted by McCracken, to given Campbell a resounding 73-5 victory and Enniskillen, a long journey home.