Sunday, 22 February 2015
Caithness RFC U16s lost 32-12 vs Highland at Millbank today in a cup tie. The conditions were one of the worst I have ever seen, with a strong wind and rain in the first half and a blizzard for most of the 2nd half. The pitch was like a quagmire and was badly cut up from the game played the day before (Orkney vs Ross Sutherland).
Highland scored 6 tries and one conversion, whilst Caithness got 2 tries and one conversion. The Inverness side were just too strong and powerful for the young Greens, who never-the-less got stuck in right to the very end and scored a last minute try.
Saturday, 21 February 2015
Orkney RFC U18s played Ross Sutherland at the neutral venue of Thurso's Millbank today, in very wintry and cold conditions. Orkney ran out 18-12 winners in a closely fought match. Orkney scored a try and a penalty to go 8-0 in front before Ross scored a try late in the first half.
Ross turned up the heat early in the 2nd half and scored a converted try to go 12-8 up. However, Orkney piled on the pressure to score two unconverted tries. Fair play to the lads in putting on a good flowing match in atrocious conditions. This was the only game in Caithness today.