Saturday 30th April 2016.
The ORFC mini sections finished the season with the usual tournament at the Pickaquoy playing fields on the morning of the club Sevens, a good opportunity for them to display their skills to the crowd of parents, grand-parents and friends on a lovely, sunny Spring morning. Once again St Andrews were dominant in both age groups as they have been all season.
In the P6-P7 group, St Andrews were the clear winners but Kirkwall Stripes managed to beat Dounby by 2-0 for second place.
This group was won by St Andrews scoring 22 tries and conceding only two in the process with Dounby in second place. These were the two teams that were successful in the Caithness tournament two weeks previously in Thurso. Kirkwall Reds had a tight game against Dounby eventually going down 1-4. Kirkwall Whites who are largely P4 boys in their first year of contact rugby, never gave up or let their heads drop and will have gained a lot of experience and will come back stronger next year, as many of the bigger and faster P5 boys go up to the next section.
Trophies and medals were presented by Sheila Clark, representing new jersey sponsors - Clark Opticians, to the winning teams and to the Players Player and Coaches Player from each team.
Winners of individual medals were as follows:-
P6-P7 - Players Player and Coaches Player:- St Andrews -Travis Davies and Finn Hancock, Dounby-Charlie Fulton and Finn Hancock , Kirkwall Stripes- Connor McLeod and James Daintith, Kirkwall Greens- Douglas Mackenzie and James Croy.
For the P4-P5 they were:- Dounby - Alex Scarth and Christie Mcleod, St Andrews- Jason Scott and Taylor Devitt, Kirkwall Reds - Brogan Russell and Fraser Burton, and Kirkwall Whites- David Barclay and Craig Morris.
The final event of the Minis day were the two games of Town vs Country played with 13 players per side on the bigger pitch. Both were won by the Country by scores of 3-0 but with the greater number of players and less room, the wins were by a smaller margin.
Many thanks to the referees, Ian Carse in the p6-P7 games and Bill Berry in the P4-P5 and thanks to the parents for supplying and serving the soup, sandwiches etc.
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