Orkney have lost out 12-29 to Glasgow Academicals in their National Division 3 clash at Pickaquoy this afternoon.
Accies scored three first half tries - two in the opening ten minutes - with Orkney having to be content with one in reply, under the posts from Kevin Pepper.
Two more tries for the visitors in the second half stretched their lead, with Orkney's points coming from a David Hamilton try next to the posts after the forwards battled to the left corner. Danny Bain converting this one.
Again we had a good competitive Internal game out in Dounby last Saturday with two determined sides playing good rugby.
It was great to have a contingent from Westray joining players from both the East and West in mixed teams led by Steven(Chopper) Wylie captaining the one team and Derek Robb captaining the other side.
While a score of 42-12 may suggest a one sided match it was far from that and the scores were hard come by. Try scorers for the winning team were 2 for both Graham and Steven with Steven Grieve, Tubber, Jiffy and Hamish all contributing one a piece. Ian Donaldson got 1 for the opposition as did captain Derek Robb.
Orkney RFC U16s 74 - Montrose RFC U16s 0
Picky, Sunday 19 March 2017
Orkney under 16 Rugby Team entertained Montrose in the Caledonian Shield Quarter Final. Montrose arrived with only 14 players due to a number of the squad preferring a trip to Murrayfield to support Scotland rather than a long road trip to Orkney with a overnight stay. To even the numbers it was agreed that the home team would also only field the same number of players.
Orkney have lost out 14-19 to Dumfries Saints at a bitterly cold and windy Pickaquoy this afternoon.
With the northerly wind in their faces in the first half, Orkney took an early lead with a try from Graham Poke, which he converted himself. However, the visitors replied with an unconverted try and a penalty to lead 7-8 at half time.
Dumfries Saints went further ahead with another penalty early in the second half, but it was the next penalty that they kicked for goal that proved most controversial in the match.
The kick went wide of the right post and the linesman's flag on that post rightly stayed down, but somehow the referee decided it was in and the three points went on the board to make it 7-14.
This had the home support and the Orkney players incensed and it wasn't long before Orkney drew level with a try from Darren McLean, converted well from wide on the left touchline by Jon Tait.
Orkney couldn't build on this though and Dumfries replied - at the second time of asking - with an unconverted try (the conversion was too far off target for any doubt).
With the clock running down Orkney needed inspiration to salvage something now. Instead they continued to give away penalties and Dumfries were happy to see the clock out and celebrate a hard-fought win in harsh conditions.
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