Pickaquoy, Sat 29th August 2015
Orkney RFC U18s 8, Ellon RFC U18s 54
Orkney RFC under 18s kicked off there season with a friendly against Ellon Rugby Club who had already played two gamesa against stiff opposition. Ellon played in the National League last season so the Orkney boys new it was going to be no walk in the park. The game started in a unfortunate way for Sam Kennedy when after just a few minutes he dislocated his shoulder for the third time, Ellon kindly gave Orkney two of there subs. The difference in game time was not apparent in the first fifteen minutes, Orkney really took the game to Ellon and were awarded a penalty for there efforts this was successfully converted by Sam Croy.
The visitors started to find there rhythm and ran up two well worked tries back to back, Orkney stopped there momentum for a little while with a beautiful timed pass from Ali Morgan to Euan Humphries who took it in his stride to dive over in the corner for a wonderful try, the conversion was unsuccessful.
Match fitness and lack of game time started to show as Ellon ran in several tries. The boys were happy with there performance but realise there’s a lot of work to be done yet. Well done to Scott Smith Orkneys Man of the Match for an excellent performance in the forwards. Training is at the Rugby Club from 6.30 to 8.00 on Wednesdays, all new players are welcome to come give it a shot.
Report by Sam Croy
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