Enniscorthy seconds were hit with an opening penalty kick against them in the first five minutes of this Provincial Towns Seconds Cup game in Ross Road as the visitors made the better start.
Enniscorthy 22 Gorey 10
Eventually the home side got on the front foot and James Ruth scored their opening try from close in. Shane Poole scored a second as Enniscorthy were now dominating the possession and led 12-3 at halftime. Gorey responded early in the secondhalf with a try and conversion to put just two points in it.
Out-half Shane Poole kicked into space in the 50th minute. David Shore chased and did well to keep the ball in play with his right hand and flicked it to full-back Timmy Morrissey to score the try, which Poole converted.
Poole was to drop a goal as Enniscorthy finished stronger to advance to the second round. Best were James Ruth, Johnny Murphy, Paddy Waters, Aidan Doyle, Shane Poole, Stephen Murphy, John Daly, David Shore and Timmy Morrissey.
Sunday, February 26, 5 p.m., Under-17 Culliton Cup, Enniscorthy v. Wexford Wanderers, at Ross Road.