Pickaquoy - Saturday 28th September 2019
Orkney RFC 102, Hillfoots RFC 5
On Saturday 28th September Hillfoots rugby made the long trip to Orkney for this Caledonia regional league fixture.
Orkney were keen to continue their winning start to the season. However, the previous weekends game had seen long term injuries picked up by two regular forwards and with other players unavailable it was testament to this year’s squad that Orkney still fielded a strong squad. Orkney started the game with four props and a hooker in the pack, this limited the lineout options a wee bit but certainly beefed up the scrum and maul!
Also making a welcome return to Orkney rugby was William Thomson who had until recently been playing with Watsonians in Edinburgh. His experience and knowledge of the game should assist with the development of the current squad, especially in the backline.
Weather conditions for the game were perfect; a slight breeze and it would remain dry for the game.