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1st XV Stags - Match centre

Ross Sutherland
Highland 2nd XV
R Waugh, R Mellis, A Kennedy, G Braddick
Tries
Unknown
J Mann  (4)
Conversions
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J Mann
Penalties
J Mann
Drop Goals
Sat 2 Sep 15:00 - BT Caledonia - Division 2 (North) Walkover winner: Ross Sutherland

Ross Hit Back To Win Jack

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Ross Sutherland win Jack Henderson and secure first bonus win of the season.

Ross Sutherland claimed there first Jack Hendeson victory since 2009 with a bonus point victory over Highland 2's.

The home side were looking to improve on last weeks promosing start and had the better of the early stages of pressure with vital yards being made by an onslaght  of varying attacks from both fowards and backs.

Ross forward continued were they left off last week dominating the scrum early on and winning and early penalty. It was kicked for the corner as Ross looked to build more presure in the Highland 22. But Ross were unable to win there own line out and highland were able to clear there lines.

Ross continued to build the pressure but it was Highland that were to cross the white wash first.  A scrum was conceded on the Ross 22. Highland won quick ball a broke quickly down the blind side with some neat hands and missed tackles allowed the Highland srum half in the corner for the first points of the game. With the extras being added from a tight angle putting the visitor into a 0 - 7 lead.

With both team growing in to the game and was looking like it was going to be an even contest. It was the home side that would get the next score. Ross found themselves again in the highland 22 and defending a line out. With good presure from the Ross forward, slow ball managed to finds its way to the highland stand-off who was unable to hold on to the pass as the ball spilled to the grown Ross captain and stand off Ali Kennedy was first to react diving on the ball for Ross Sutherlands first try of the game. John Mann was able to add the extra to level the game 7 - 7

From there Ross were building in confidences and boasting a team with only one change from the week before were starting to click. Ross did not half to wait long for there second try of the game with the end of the first half approahing Ross again won there own scrum in the visitors half a slick backs move split the highland midfield the ball ended up in the hands of flying fullback Gareth Braddick who showed great pace and feet to beat 2 defenders to go over. John Mann again adding the extras in which was proving to be a red hot day with the boot.

The message at half time must have been more of the same and keep up the pressure, and it was the hot boot of John Mann again to get the first points of the half. With what must have been the first Ross attack of the half the centre recived the ball inside 22 in front the points to pop over a quick thinking drop goal 17 - 7 to Ross.

The waves of Ross attackes were sarting to trouble a tiring Highland defence and it would be the fresh legs of Ruaridh Waugh who would grab the home sides third try. Very much a try made for and by the forward, a rumbiling forwads pick and go attck making yard after yard with picking up close to the line the roming back row showed great strength to power over. John Mann again converting. 24 - 7

Ross managed to get the bonus point try on 70mins and it was thorough outside centre Ross Mellis. One of the shining lights from last season for Ross was taking that form into the start of this season with a tried broken field the midfield mistro recived the ball just inside the Highland half with it all still to do he went on a classic jinkie run beating several defenders and showing a clean pair of heels to run in for an outstanding solo try. John Mann did not miss the kick to bag a 100% record with the boot for the day bringing the final score to 31-7 and in  doing so retaining the Jack Henderson for the first time in 7 years.

It was a much improved preformance from Ross Sutherland with vastly reduced errors and the penelty count and a much improved line out form last week.

Jack Henderson winning Captain Ali Kennedy added " Its great to get my hands on this trophy the lads all played great today, Its a long season ahead but early preformaces are showing promise and we can only look to build on that and hopefully get better each week"

Win a Maximuscle training session with Anthony Watson

Gareth Braddick

Player of the Match

Gareth Braddick

Key moments

10:00
Try Try for Highland 2nd XV
10:00
Penalty John Mann kicks a penalty for Ross Sutherland
10:01
Conversion Conversion for Highland 2nd XV
20:00
Try Ali Kennedy scores for Ross Sutherland
21:00
Conversion John Mann kicks a conversion for Ross Sutherland
30:00
Try Gareth Braddick scores for Ross Sutherland
31:00
Conversion John Mann kicks a conversion for Ross Sutherland
40:00 +10:00
Drop Goal John Mann scores a drop goal for Ross Sutherland
60:00
Try Ruaridh Waugh scores for Ross Sutherland
61:00
Conversion John Mann kicks a conversion for Ross Sutherland
70:00
Try Ross Mellis scores for Ross Sutherland
71:00
Conversion John Mann kicks a conversion for Ross Sutherland

Highlights

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80:00 Player of the Match
Gareth Braddick is awarded player of the match for Ross Sutherland
71:00 Conversion 34 - 7
John Mann kicks a conversion for Ross Sutherland
70:00 Try 32 - 7
Ross Mellis scores for Ross Sutherland
61:00 Conversion 27 - 7
John Mann kicks a conversion for Ross Sutherland
60:00 Try 25 - 7
Ruaridh Waugh scores for Ross Sutherland
End of period 1
40:00 +10:00 Drop Goal 20 - 7
John Mann scores a drop goal for Ross Sutherland
31:00 Conversion 17 - 7
John Mann kicks a conversion for Ross Sutherland
30:00 Try 15 - 7
Gareth Braddick scores for Ross Sutherland
21:00 Conversion 10 - 7
John Mann kicks a conversion for Ross Sutherland
20:00 Try 8 - 7
Ali Kennedy scores for Ross Sutherland
10:01 Conversion 3 - 7
Conversion for Highland 2nd XV
10:00 Penalty 3 - 0
John Mann kicks a penalty for Ross Sutherland
10:00 Try 3 - 5
Try for Highland 2nd XV
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Ross Sutherland
  • Highland 2nd XV
  • 0
  • Try 10:00'
  • John Mann Penalty 10:00'
  • Conversion 10:01'
  • Ali Kennedy Try 20:00'
  • John Mann Conversion 21:00'
  • Gareth Braddick Try 30:00'
  • John Mann Conversion 31:00'
  • John Mann Drop Goal 40:00 +10:00'
  • Ruaridh Waugh Try 60:00'
  • John Mann Conversion 61:00'
  • Ross Mellis Try 70:00'
  • John Mann Conversion 71:00'

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5
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# Team Pl Pts
1. Garioch 17 70
2. Ellon 18 66
3. Highland 2nd XV 16 64
4. Mackie Academy FP 18 63
5. Moray 18 53
6. Ross Sutherland 18 50
7. Aberdeen Grammar 2nd XV 17 38

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