Blairgowrie - Saturday 4th September 2021
Blairgowrie RFC 12, Orkney RFC 24
Match Video by George Brown
On Friday 3rd September 2021 Orkney set off on their travels to Blairgowrie for their first Caledonia regional league game following the long Covid break.
The scrum and line-out performed well but lacked a bit of support for ball carriers at times and gave away too many penalties.
Blairgowrie were a tough team to break down.
First half try scorers were Liam Moar, scoring his first ever try for Orkney, converted by Connor Hancock and Vice captain Scott Russell.
Blairgowrie replied with a converted try.
Half time 7-12
Second half tries were scored by Graham Poke and another by Scott Russell plus one converted by Connor.
Captain Scott Rendall, playing at open side flank, linked well with the backs and kept the game flowing.
Blairgowrie had the last say with an unconverted try. Some very good individual performances.
Obviously not the polished article from our last playing season, but a great result on the road.
Final score: 12-24 with a try bonus point to Orkney.