3rd XV Victorious In First Match For 17 Years
By Ciaran Marshall
A Gordonian RFC 3rd XV faced Fraserburgh RFC in a friendly on Saturday 25th October
For the first time since 1997, a Gordonian RFC 3rd XV took to the rugby field in a friendly against newly formed Fraserburgh RFC, themselves taking part in only their third ever match. With availability exceptionally high, the game was a chance for players who might otherwise have been spectating to get a run out, with two players making their debuts for the club. Three players from Montrose RFC also joined to boost playing numbers on the day.
The game started as 14 v 14, and Fraserburgh made a bright start with several big carries. However, the 3rd XV soon had their first try after a break up the right wing led to a try in the corner.
Fraserburgh were missing several members of their usual backline, allowing winger Fergus Baird, Evan Davies, and substitute Nick Andrews to score the majority of the game's tries between them as the 3rd XV's wide passing game proved highly effective.
The try of the match came in the 2nd half and belonged to back row Callum Inglis who put a perfect chip over the Fraserburgh defence, got on the end of it and ran 50 metres to score.
Fraserburgh earned themselves a consolation try late in the game when their main ball carrier all game finally broke through the 3rd XV's line to go under the posts and score.
Many thanks to Fraserburgh for travelling down to give our 3rd XV a match, and we wish them the best of luck for the rest of their Caley League 4 North season. Thanks also to Montrose RFC for providing us with players on the day.