On Sunday 23rd Orkney faced a stern opposition in Aberdeen Grammar in their fourth game of the season and although grammar played well in parts of the match, Orkney ran out comfortable winners 57-0. With tries coming from Darren McLean (2), Aiden Drever (3), David Porteous, Duncan Gray, Jack Stout and Andrew 'the sloth' Linklater.
Grammar kicked off and were put straight on the back foot with brilliant rucking from the forwards and effective kicking from Stand off Drever keeping Grammar pinned back in their 22. The first of Orkneys tries came from a good line out from the forwards giving Drever space to go through the grammar defence and go underneath the posts. The try was converted which put Orkney quickly 7-0 in the lead.
Orkneys continued on the front foot with slick passing from the backs releasing McLean who crashed over to increase Orkneys lead once again to make it 14-0. However, grammar got a foothold on the game and put Orkney under pressure on their 5 metre line however Orkney manage to push them back and a dropped ball by Grammar backs was dully snatched up by Drever who kicked the ball along the ground towards the try line, however good cover tackling by grammar lead to Drever kicking the ball off of the posts and straight in to the path of Porteous to increase Orkneys tally to 21-0.
As the half wore on Orkneys confidence grew with great work from the forwards gifting Linklater the opportunity of to score Orkneys fourth try of the game. Unfortunately the conversion was missed but still Orkneys tally increased to 26-0.
The scoreboard kept ticking from then on with of tries from Drever and Stout and two successful conversions by Drever giving Orkney a commanding 40-0 lead at half time.
The second half started slowly for Orkney with Grammar once again penning Orkney back in their own 22 for most of the early exchanges of the first half. As Orkney began to make good ground in attack They started to put more pressure on the Grammar defence and a well worked move by the backs left space on the wing for David Porteous to make good yards down the pitch and deep into grammars 22. Several phases followed with good offloading by Ben Sutherland and Pablo Muir leading to a try for Duncan Gray. The conversion was missed. Orkney 47-0 Aberdeen Grammar
As the game wore on both teams began to tier and coach Derek Sutherland was forced to substitute Linklater and Stout due to their lack of match fitness because of injuries. With the introduction of Ewan Harrison impacting the game hugely with great footwork creating good yards for the backs to move the ball and once again a try for Drever as he rounded off a great game at stand off with a Hatrick of tries. The conversion was missed. Orkney rounded off a great game with a try for McLean as he once again bulldozed his way over from close range. The conversion was once again missed-Final Score Orkney 57-0 Aberdeen Grammar.
An Overall superb performance from Orkney who seem to improve every game, Man of the Match went to Ewan Harrison for his excellent tackling and rucking in the forwards with The inaugural 'deeskit of the day' went to Jack Sigurd Stout.
Match report written by Ben Sutherland
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