The mini-rugby section of ORFC held their tournament on Saturday morning with two teams from Kirkwall and one from Dounby and St Andrews in both age groups and a team from Shetland in the P6-P7s and a Barbarians team (which was mainly Dounby boys) in the younger group.
Once again, St Andrews were dominant winning both sections with both teams being unbeaten and only conceding one try in total.
Played Won Draw Loss Points.
St Andrews 4 4 0 0 12
Kirkwall Checks 4 3 0 1 9
Shetland 4 2 0 2 6
Dounby 4 1 0 3 3
Kirkwall Greens 4 0 0 4 0
St Andrews ran away with this section winning all their games and scoring 19 tries in the process. However, the game with Kirkwall Checks was very close with the final score at the end of the game 1-0 in St Andrews favour. Shetland , after losing to the eventual winners in the first game, found the pace of the tournament and went on to win two of the subsequent three games, only losing 2-3 to Kirkwall Checks.
Players' player and coaches player awards were made as follows:- St Andrews- Tom MacArthur and Findlay Cooper, Kirkwall Checks- Craig Brough and Ben Swannie, Shetland- Keiran White and Brydon Baronet, Dounby- Jake Davidson and Morgan Dennison, Kirkwall Greens- Shannon Passotti and James Daintith.
Played Won Draw Loss Points
St Andrews 4 4 0 0 12
Dounby 4 3 0 1 9
Barbarians 4 1 1 2 4
Kirkwall Whites 4 1 0 3 3
Kirkwall Reds 4 0 1 3 1
Once again, St Andrews won their section, but the game with Dounby was much closer than the score of 4-0 to St Andrews suggested with some last-ditch desperate tackles from Aiden Cooper in the St Andrews team keeping Dounby out. The Barbarians who had some Kirkwall players playing to make up numbers, had a good tournament ending up in the middle of their league.
Players' player and coaches player were awarded as follows:- St Andrews- Travis Davies and Christopher Scott, Dounby- Tommy Stockan and Drew Dennison, Barbarians- George Wylie and Michael Scarth, Kirkwall Whites- Brogan Russell and Declan Macleod, Kirkwall Reds- Andrew Barclay and Murray Clark.
This St Andrews team will still be around in the minis next year, but Dounby and Kirkwall are improving all the time and will be more competitive next season. With the strength in St Andrews and Dounby, unsurprisingly the Country won to two final games of the tournament against the Town.
ORFC and the mini coaches are very grateful to the parents who provided the hot soup and sandwiches on the day, both of which were much appreciated by the players and the coaches, We would also like to thank Ian Carse and Daniel Adams for refereeing 12 and 10 games respectively.
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