Rugby team’s victory in the mud

Luke Cromwell scores Shetland's second try during the second half of today's RBS Caledonia League Division 2 North match against Aberdeenshire 2nd XV. Photo: Kevin Jones

Luke Cromwell scores Shetland’s second try during the second half. Photo: Kevin Jones

Shetland rugby team came from behind to beat fourth-placed Aberdeenshire XV 12-10 yesterday in the RBS Caledonia League Division 2 North match at the Clickimin pitch.

In very muddy conditions Aberdeenshire went ahead with two unconverted tries, leading 10-0 at half time.

After beating Aberdeenshire 2nd XV in today's RBS Caledonia League Division 2 North match in very muddy conditions Shetland RFC's captain Craig Mann looked a bit like an Uruk-hai. Photo: Kevin Jones

After beating Aberdeenshire 2nd XV in very muddy conditions Shetland RFC’s captain Craig Mann looked a bit like an Uruk-hai. Photo: Kevin Jones

Shetland began to dominate the match in the second half and Harry Morton scored a deserved try in the corner after some excellent teamwork.

In the dying seconds of the match Luke Cromwell ran over the line to score a second try between the posts for Shetland. Jon Pulley coolly converted the try to put Shetland in the lead.

With their victory Shetland move up two places to seventh in the RBS Caledonia League Division 2 North.

One comment

  1. Raymond Smith, Kirkwall

    Coupled with last weeks back to back fixtures away from home with only 15 guys both games a good return of points over the last 3 outings. Well done to all at Shetland rugby.

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