O 'Brien briefly looked straight ahead and saw immense space from forty-five metres out. In the middle of the field he produced a great arcing run to get up to the Twenty-Two and leave several defenders in his wake. As Enniscorthy scrambled a couple of players caught up with him, but there was no stopping the captain who produced a powerful hand-off and then powered forward to touch down under the posts to the joy of the 'Well crowd. This was as easy a kick as Geary could have hoped for and he slotted over the extra two points.
A rare defensive lapse saw the 'Well concede a penalty in midfield for offside. Enniscorthy went deep with a kick to touch that Will Trevor was unlucky not to keep in play. 'Scorthy spread the ball out and there was an argument for obstruction; as one of their runners ran a dummy line ahead of the ball carrier - taking out a likely tackler. The referee though played on and after a couple of phases close to the line; centre Nick Boyle squeezed over the line. Ben Kidd couldn't add the conversion.
The 'Well did not dwell on that disappointment. Another powerful scrum; with Neville O'Donoghue having come on the field, had Enniscorthy under pressure and they conceded another penalty. With the 'Well strengthening it wasn't the easiest opportunity but Geary slotted it coolly over.
The game got a bit stop-start for a while after this with a couple of niggling injuries breaking up the flow of the game. The 'Well though maintained control and once more their driving maul proved a powerful weapon as they drove towards the Twenty-Two. Enniscorthy came around from the side - conceding a penalty with Geary making it a two-score game at 17-5
As the clock came close to 80; the table toppers pushed hard and eventually made a breakthrough with David Farrell touching down. The experience of Joshua Featherstone and Denis Hurley off the bench helped the 'Well play out those closing minutes; with their defence coming up with the big play when needed to secure a great victory.
PLOT THICKENS IN BID TO AVOID RELEGATION PLAY-OFFS
A lot done over the past two games with wins against the top two, but still a lot more to do. Clonmel have similarly come on strong with two wins in the past two games and are now a point ahead of us; but their win over City of Derry did help lift the 'Well off the bottom; with the Ulster side at the bottom Bruff also gained a nail-biting win over Omagh and remain two points ahead of the 'Well; and travel to Derry in a big relegation battle next week.
For the 'Well; all eyes will be on a tough trip to Tullamore. The side have shown their capabilities against other promotion challengers but will be fired up and focused on getting their first away win of the campaign. Meanwhile, Clonmel will be making the short trip to Towns Park to take on Midleton.
Scorers: Sunday's Well: C O'Brien try, E Geary 2 pens, con. Enniscorthy: N Doyle D Farrell tries, B Kidd con.
Sunday's Well: G Downey; W Trevor, M Daly, R Buckley, R Kelliher; E Geary, F Loughrey; G O'Sullivan, J McHenry, M McCarthy; E O'Connell, S Desmond; C Kelliher, M Kelly, C O'Brien (c). Replacements: N O'Donoghue, A Browne, J Costello, J Featherstone, D Hurley.
Enniscorthy: J Kelly; I Jacob, N Doyle, D Pim, D O'Dwyer; I Poole, A Dunne; A Todisco, D Murphy, MJ