Magnificent win not enough for relegated Orkney RFC
Despite inflicting just a second defeat of the season on new Tennent’s National League Division 3 champions Gordonians, Orkney RFC’s four-year stay in the national leagues ended this afternoon.
Orkney were excellent in their 14-13 win at Picky — their best performance of the season — however, Perthshire’s win at Caithness ended Orkney’s hopes of survival.
Orkney trailed their Aberdeen opponents 8-10 at the break, but the home side, who were magnificent throughout, turned the match on its head with a determined and disciplined performance.
Despite the defeat, Gordonians were confirmed as league champions with their losing bonus-point, sparking celebrations as they were presented with the league trophy.
The league table can be found here.