Tennent's National League Division 3
Pickaquoy, Saturday 3rd November 2018
Orkney RFC 31, Hillhead Jordanhill RFC 22
Orkney started brightly and went into an early lead against the wind with a try from Sean Cursiter which was converted by James Linklater,
Hillhead replied shortly after with a long range penalty and after thirty minutes added to their tally with a long range try.
Despite having the majority of possession for the reminder of the half Orkney could not break the Hillhead defence.
Half time 8 -7 to the visitors.
As with the previous week's game Orkney were not too concerned with the score line and started the second half brightly and Graham Poke scored from close range to put Orkney back in the lead converted by James Linklater. Whilst on the attack Hillhead intercepted an under pressure James Linklater pass resulting in a converted try.
Orkney regrouped and after a period of sustained pressure in the Hillhead twenty. Jon Tait gathered his own charge down and scored just outside the posts, the conversion was missed.
The bonus try was scored by Alistair Linklater, after some great forward pressure, unconverted.
Orkney's final try was scored by Steven MacPhail and converted by Jon Tait.
Hillhead were not finished and after Orkney conceded a penalty in the oppositions half, they took a quick tap penalty and dodged the Orkney defence for a much deserved converted try,
Final score: Orkney 31. Hillhead 22 - another great effort by the boys, showing a lot of passion and composure.
Man of the Match was awarded to Sean Cursiter.
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