Invergordon, Saturday 10 December 2016
Orkney U16s 35 Stornoway U16s 7
On Saturday the under 16 squad travelled to Invergordon to play Stornoway , in recognition of the travel difficulties facing both clubs the SRU allowed the game to be classed as a double header meaning that double points would be awarded.
The game kicked off in ideal conditions being dry with only a slight breeze. In the opening exchanges Stornoway showed that this was going to be a competitive contest as they had some large forwards and pacey backs.
The deadlock was eventually broken when after a demonstration of the swift handling Adrian Askew has been coaching at the Riding Centre on Monday nights Ryan Mooney broke down the left to score near the corner. The tight angle did not deter Connor Hancock who slotted the conversion with a well struck kick giving a seven point lead.
Under 14 Match Report
Stornoway v Orkney 10th December 2016
Saturday morning saw 18 under 14 players head south to play Stornoway at the neutral venue in Invergordon. The boat and bus journey were very good and the weather was also unseasonably nice.
From the kick-off, Stornoway appeared to have the upper hand in attack. They had a couple of very good ball carriers that were able to cut through the Orkney defence. The lack of effective tackling from Orkney in the early stages allowed Stornoway to run in 3 converted tries. When Orkney did retain the ball, their game phases were very good. The bigger ball carriers like Archie and Guy gained good ground and this allowed other players like Cameron, Tom, Jake and Finn to take the available offloads. Unfortunately, poor ball retention in the final yards of these attacks meant that Stornoway stole quite a lot of balls and were able to counter attack effectively.
Orkney 27, Highland 27 was the final score at Pickaquoy in this afternoon's BT National Division 3 fixture.
It was a feisty game, with two yellow cards for each side during the 80 minutes, one each after a second-half fracas that spilled off the pitch.
Try scorers for Orkney were Man of the Match (despite his yellow card) Ally Linklater, Scott Rendall, Don Tualasea and Dean Campbell. Jon Tait had a conversion before having to come off, with William Thomson taking over kicking duties and slotting two conversions and a penalty.
Highland try scorers were Grant Jamieson (2) and Alex MacDonald. Craig Irvine slotted all three conversions and a penalty, with Scott Fraser also kicking a penalty.
Orkney RFC has teamed up with local designer Alison Moore to produce some exclusive jewellery to celebrate the club's 50th Anniversary.
An ideal Christmas present for any ORFC fan!
Head over to the club shop for more info.
Please note that due to concerns about fading light at the end of the 3rd December match versus St Boswells, the kick off time has been BROUGHT FORWARD to 1:30pm. Please pass on this time to everyone who you think may be interested in getting there for the KO.
The squad for this match has been announced as :-
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