Disappointing day for Orkney’s rugby players

It was a disappointing day all round for Orkney’s rugby players this afternoon.

An understrength Orkney RFC side endured a disappointing and frustrating afternoon, falling to a home defeat against Aberdeen side Gordonians.

Ultimately, it was a comfortable victory for the visitors, who ran in five tries, to seal a 12-36 win.

In truth, it was a poor performance from the home side, who were missing several key players and looked like a side who hadn’t played a competitive match in more than a month.

Despite a positive start by Orkney, Gordonians took the lead with a converted try. They then increased their lead with a penalty before Philip Ross reduced the deficit to three, with a try — converted by Adam Watt — making it 7-10.

Gordonians added another converted try before the break however,  making it 7-17.

Orkney did get off to an excellent start with Ally Linklater forcing his way over the line to provide hope, but the Aberdeen side rounded off a pleasing day, running in three tries.

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