Rugby boys fight back to gain away draw against Lochaber

The Shetland rugby team staged a tremendous comeback to draw 23-all with Lochaber in Fort William yesterday.

John Pulley scored 13 points for Shetland against Lochaber.
John Pulley scored 13 points for Shetland against Lochaber.

Lochaber were 15 points ahead of the visitors in the league after winning four and losing one of their first five matches. For Shetland it was a welcome return to getting points on the board after losing the past two matches.

Shetland fell behind 17-0 early on but came back with tries from Matthew Nicolson, Jon Pulley and Shane Jamieson. Pulley also kicked two penalties and a conversion.

Spokesman Bryan Leask said: “It was a great result after long trip and good to stop the slide after two defeats in a row.”

The Shetland side is at home to Caledonia Division 2 North league leaders Garioch next Saturday.

Meanwhile it was another severe lesson for the under-18 side, going down 104-0 at home against visitors Mackie.

• Full reports in The Shetland Times on Friday.


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