Enniskillen see off hapless Carrick in league encounter

Carrick RFC II attack the CIYMS defence. INCT 47-024-PSB
Carrick RFC II attack the CIYMS defence. INCT 47-024-PSB

CARRICK’S inconsistent league form continued as they travelled to Enniskillen and conceded 11 points without reply against the Qualifying League Section 2’s in-form team.

Enniskillen took the lead in the 13th minute with a penalty which saw them take control of the game to score a try six minutes later which they failed to convert.

In the second half the home side forced a penalty to extended their lead to 11 points which they held until the final whistle.

Next week, the team take on Ballynahinch II in the Conference League at Tom Simms Memorial Park.

Carrick v Enniskillen: A. McIlroy, J. Davidson, J. Wady, J. Anderson, A. Moore, J. Sheriff, R. Hamilton, E. Peacock, N. Hanna, A. Gibney, C. Rea, A. Kincaid (captain), C. Ferris, R. Marsden, R. McGonigle.

At Tom Simms Memorial Park on Saturday Carrick seconds lost 27 points to 14 to CIYMS II.

Nathan Greenwood who scored Carrick’s only try was the standout player for the sconds with fine performances from Alan Charters, Craig Patterson, Chris Rodgers and hooker Gareth McKeown.

In the backs, Matt Montgomery posed Carrick’s best attacking threat until he had to go off injured.

The Carrick v CIYMS: K. Jordan, M. Montgomery, G. Clarke, K. Quinn, P. Simpson, A. Kendall, S. Martin, A. Moore, G. McKeown, R. Williams, C. Rodgers, D. Smith, A. Charters, C. Patterson, N. Greenwood.

There was better news for Carrick from the IBS-sponsored Under 19s who travelled to Ballymoney for a league game and took victory with 17 points to five.

After a scoreless first half, trys from Johnny Moore and Captain Peter Magill secured the win following an early score from the home side in the second half.

Ian Smith, John Magill and Chris Taylor were also mentioned for their outstanding contributions.

After three away games in a row, the Under19s can look forward to a home fixture against Ballymena at the weekend.

Carrick RFC fixtures for Saturday, November 24:

1st XV vs Ballynahinch II, home

2nd XV vs Ballyclare II, home

3rd XV vs Ballymoney III, home

4th XV vs Malone V, away

Under 19s vs Ballymena, home (11.30am KO)