26th September 2018
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Rugby team defeats third-placed Moray

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Stewart Mouat scores Shetland's first try during their 15-10 victory against Moray at Clickimin. Photo: Kevin Jones

Stewart Mouat scores Shetland’s first try during their 15-10 victory against Moray at Clickimin. Photo: Kevin Jones

The Shetland rugby team put in a strong performance to come back from a two-try deficit to beat Moray on Saturday.

BT Caledonia League Division 2 North

Shetland 15, Moray 10

The BT Caledonia Division 2 North match at Clickimin saw the visitors go 10-0 up but the home side stormed back, defeating a team who are seven places higher in the league.

Two tries from Stewart Mouat and one by Daniel Gray gave Shetland the well-deserved victory, extremely welcome during what has been a very difficult season.

The result keeps Shetland at the foot of the league, but means they are no longer on negative points. A couple more victories and they could continue their battle to avoid relagation to division three.

Double try scorer Stewart Mouat is applauded as he walks through the ranks of Moray players following Shetland's victory. Photo: Kevin Jones

Double try scorer Stewart Mouat is applauded as he walks through the ranks of Moray players following Shetland’s victory. Photo: Kevin Jones

One of the stand-out players was Edward “Rambo” Russell who was constantly in the faces of his Moray opponents, charging directly at them with the ball at every opportunity.

Shetland’s next match is this coming Saturday, again at home, against seventh-placed Lochaber.

• Full report, more photos and league table in The Shetland Times on Friday.

About Jim Tait

Jim Tait is news editor at The Shetland Times.

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