Caithness scored 3 well worked tries in the first period through better passing and good support play after their initial charge was stopped. Orkney responded with a flowing passing move through the backs to winger pace man Oscar Stout who outpaced the remaining Caithness defence to score.
With all players needing game time substitutions were made throughout the match and this contributed to a lack of shape in the Orkney side during the second period. Unfortunately this led to Caithness putting a further 19 points on the board with only one try from Orkney with Oscar Stout showing he had the pace to beat his opposite number on the outside
The final third was more evenly contested, if somewhat scrappy, with infringements making the game stop/start. Orkney competed well at set pieces, which was encouraging given size and experience differences. Caithness exploited breakdowns with better drilled rucking, which led to their final 2 tries, as Orkney tended to have too many players in or around the ruck and wide open spaces on the flanks. Rhys Davis did a good job at fullback on more than one occasion, with last ditch tackles on players much larger than himself. Orkney's final try came from the same formula that had worked before, but not often enough - ball through the backs to tries hero Stout who dived over the try line to claim his third try.
Final score Orkney15 Caithness 46.
The boys would like to extend thanks to Adam Baird who did an excellent job of refereeing and game coaching and John Rendall and Bruce Ruthven for coaching and organising he game.