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1st XV Stags - Match centre

Ross Sutherland Rugby
North Police
K Horsfield (3), T Bannerman, R Mellis, J Johnston, H Pearce
Tries
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
J Mann  (4)
Conversions
Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
Sat 25 Aug 15:00 - Cup Full time Attendance 47

Stags survive late comeback to secure Bowl win

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North Police provide tough test in first competitive fixture

If you were a neutral supporter this must have been a great game to watch - lots of open play, end to end stuff, exciting attacks,and a shed load of tries.

If you support the #MightyStags then you'd be wondering why the game wasn't put to bed a good half an hour earier.

The first half was cracking end to end stuff, a real ding-dong affair which ended all square 19-19. The Police team were big and fast and their centres were running great attacking plays. This wasn't our usual midfield though. With club captain Ali Kennedy missing everyone stepped inside one and Henry Pearce went straight in at 10.

Our points came from tries from Kenny Horsfield, Tom Bannerman - from a pushover scrum - and Ross Mellis, and two John Mann conversions.

We made 4 changes at the break - the Reid bother, John and Steven; Jacob McCormick; and Chris Watt came off and on went Rory Burnside, Mitchell McSpadden, Ross Eunson and Andrew Bridgeford.

Straight from the whistle we attacked and were rewarded with a crashover try from Jamie Johnston. Then Kenny Horsfield got his second with some very nifty footwork to dance past several defenders. With a 12 point lead it looked like we would just open things up but the Police came back and score.

Kenny restored the lead with a crashover try for his hat-trick, and then Henry Pearce scored to give us a 19 point cushion.

Fair play to the Police though, they kept right at it and were rewarded with 14 unanswered points in the last eight minutes; their final conversion signalling the end of the game.

Job done, and on to the next round.

In the draw with us for the quarter finals so far are: Aberdeenshire, Inverness Craig Dunain, Shetland, Kinloss Eagles, RAF Lossiemouth.

The final first round tie between Stornoway and Aberdeen University is scheduled for 22nd September

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Key moments

3:00
Try Try for North Police
4:00
Conversion Conversion for North Police
6:00
Try Kenny Horsfield scores for Ross Sutherland Rugby
7:00
Conversion John Mann kicks a conversion for Ross Sutherland Rugby
16:00
Try Try for North Police
17:00
Conversion Conversion for North Police
21:00
Try Tom Bannerman scores for Ross Sutherland Rugby
22:00
Conversion John Mann kicks a conversion for Ross Sutherland Rugby
27:00
Try Ross Mellis scores for Ross Sutherland Rugby
39:00
Try Try for North Police
43:00
Try Jamie Johnston scores for Ross Sutherland Rugby
51:00
Try Kenny Horsfield scores for Ross Sutherland Rugby
51:00
Conversion John Mann kicks a conversion for Ross Sutherland Rugby
61:00
Try Try for North Police
64:00
Try Kenny Horsfield scores for Ross Sutherland Rugby
64:00
Conversion John Mann kicks a conversion for Ross Sutherland Rugby
69:00
Try Henry Pearce scores for Ross Sutherland Rugby
72:00
Try Try for North Police
72:00
Conversion Conversion for North Police
79:00
Try Try for North Police
79:00
Conversion Conversion for North Police

Highlights

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79:00 Try 43 - 36
Try for North Police
79:00 Conversion 43 - 38
Conversion for North Police
72:00 Try 43 - 29
Try for North Police
72:00 Conversion 43 - 31
Conversion for North Police
69:00 Missed Conversion
John Mann misses a conversion for Ross Sutherland Rugby
69:00 Try 43 - 24
Henry Pearce scores for Ross Sutherland Rugby
64:00 Conversion 33 - 24
John Mann kicks a conversion for Ross Sutherland Rugby
64:00 Try 38 - 24
Kenny Horsfield scores for Ross Sutherland Rugby
61:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for North Police
61:00 Try 31 - 24
Try for North Police
51:00 Conversion 26 - 19
John Mann kicks a conversion for Ross Sutherland Rugby
51:00 Try 31 - 19
Kenny Horsfield scores for Ross Sutherland Rugby
44:00 Missed Conversion
John Mann misses a conversion for Ross Sutherland Rugby
43:00 Try 24 - 19
Jamie Johnston scores for Ross Sutherland Rugby
End of period 1
39:00 Try 19 - 19
Try for North Police
39:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for North Police
28:00 Missed Conversion
John Mann misses a conversion for Ross Sutherland Rugby
27:00 Try 19 - 14
Ross Mellis scores for Ross Sutherland Rugby
22:00 Conversion 14 - 14
John Mann kicks a conversion for Ross Sutherland Rugby
21:00 Try 12 - 14
Tom Bannerman scores for Ross Sutherland Rugby
17:00 Conversion 7 - 14
Conversion for North Police
16:00 Try 7 - 12
Try for North Police
7:00 Conversion 7 - 7
John Mann kicks a conversion for Ross Sutherland Rugby
6:00 Try 5 - 7
Kenny Horsfield scores for Ross Sutherland Rugby
4:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Conversion for North Police
3:00 Try 0 - 5
Try for North Police
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Ross Sutherland Rugby
  • North Police
  • 0
  • Try 3:00'
  • Conversion 4:00'
  • Kenny Horsfield Try 6:00'
  • John Mann Conversion 7:00'
  • Try 16:00'
  • Conversion 17:00'
  • Tom Bannerman Try 21:00'
  • John Mann Conversion 22:00'
  • Ross Mellis Try 27:00'
  • Try 39:00'
  • Jamie Johnston Try 43:00'
  • Kenny Horsfield Try 51:00'
  • John Mann Conversion 51:00'
  • Try 61:00'
  • Kenny Horsfield Try 64:00'
  • John Mann Conversion 64:00'
  • Henry Pearce Try 69:00'
  • Try 72:00'
  • Conversion 72:00'
  • Try 79:00'
  • Conversion 79:00'

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