Thurso, Sunday 23rd September 2018
Caithness U16s 55, Orkney U16s 19
The first third started in light rain. Caithness opened the scoring within the first 5 minutes. They then followed up with 2 more tries, Orkney defended hard but Caithness managed to break them down.
At the beginning of the second third the rain had stopped and the sky had cleared up. A beautiful cross field kick from Ewan Stevenson, after a quick penalty, landed in the goal zone and was brilliantly followed up by Findley Cooper. Caithness responded by scoring 2 more. Tom Mcarthur ran through the opposition line with a mazey run and secured a try by diving over the head of the Caithness full back in the corner of the pitch. To round off the second third Caithness scored a sixth try.
Caithness dominated the final third and scored another 3 tries. Kieran Barclay finished off the game with another Orkney try. Jacob Heale and Tom Mcarthur each converted a try.
Photo: Back row: Caithness Sub, Findley Cooper, James Donohoe, Morgan Dennison, Connor Macleod, Jamie Hutchison, Marcus Cclater, Henry Odling, Jonathan Heale (coach)
Front row: Caithness Sub, Ewan Stevenson, Jacob Heale, Kieran Barclay, Tom McArthur, Craig Brough, Archie flett