Heavy defeat for young rugby team

A SHETLAND rugby team, consisting of only two players over the age of 25, travelled down to Huntly last weekend in the hope of making up for the loss at home against Banff the previous week.

The blues made a good start but after committing too many players to the ruck, Huntly noticed this infraction and used the extra men out wide and scored the opening try.

After that the Huntly boys stamped their authority on the game, adding several more tries.

As the floodgates began to open Shetland at last started to get their heads into the game and the last 10 minutes of the first half were scoreless.

After half time the Huntly backs showed their experience with clinical finishing. Good work by their forwards meant that the Shetland team were not going to be given any easy points in this game. Huntly closed the match out comfortably at 64-0.

The Northwards man of the match was young fly half Joe O’Connor who created several breaks but in the end just came up short of getting any consolation scores for Shetland.

As Deeside travel north this weekend the Shetland team will need to start performing to get some wins under their belt. Training continues as normal on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6.30pm and a good turnout is essential to create a more competitive team in all positions.


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