On Sunday 31st March the final games in the Jack Rendall Memorial Cup were played. This is played in a league format over the season between Kirkwall, West and East in the Mini Rugby Section. West have played two teams in the P4/P5 competition, West Greens and West Blues with each section having one side in the competition.
On a lovely Sunday morning in a competitive match the West Greens ran out comfortable winners East. The West Blues then played East in a highly competitive match which ended in a draw which was a fair reflection of the match.
In the P4/P5 section the West Greens have been the strongest side throughout the season and have ran well deserved winners. The other three sides have been fairly evenly matched over the season with all sides picking up points over the course of the competition.
Lucy Flett with the winning West P4/P5 team, coached by Jeffrey Dougal
2nd photo, from left to right; Thorfinn Thomson, Joe Thomson, Balfour Norquoy, Ali Wylie (C), Lucy Flett, Magnus Kirkpatrick, Owen Spence, John Hay, Robbie Lyon, Missing from the photo; Jack Innes, Kaelan Spence.
In the P6/P7 section the back to back games played over the last two Sundays would decide the winners as both West and East had won home and away over Kirkwall. It should be noted that although Kirkwall had lost their games they have become more competitive as the season has progressed.
With the previous Sunday’s match having been won by East 4-2 they knew a draw would win the Cup whereas West knew a win would earn a share the Cup. East had a strong start and scored two early tries before West fought back to score try of their own at the end of the first third.
The match then progressed with both sides having chances to score. West had the upper hand in the rucks with East having the better of the play when the ball went a bit wider.
Another highly competitive match saw East run out winners 4 – 3 with nothing much between the teams.
Lucy, on behalf of the Rendall family presented both captains with their Trophies.
East co-captains were Jamie Sutherland and Sammy Laughton.
The successful East P6/P7 side were (2nd photo);
Back Row – L-R Marcus Firth, Lana Baillie, Jamie Sutherland, Lucy (with trophy), Sammy Laughton, Louie Hancock
Front Row – L- R Taylor Gibson, Zander Baillie and Thorfinn Scott.
They are joined by coach Ray Knox in the final photo.
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