Ellon U16 win the conference!
By Gareth D Kemp
Huge win away at Gordonstoun wins the League for the U16 Ellon team!
A season that started in September with a tough loss away to Granite City with a few players away, and then a great run of games, 5 wins, 1 loss and a weather effected game as a draw. The huge win against Granite City at home made the biggest difference, and all led to the Conference’s last fixture away to Gordonstoun. A win would put them level with Granite City at the top of the League.
Ellon U16 attitude was determined as the played physical defence with a fast offloading attack. Scoring in the first few minutes and then again immediately started the flood of scores for the team. Coaches making use of a full squad, every player determined to do his best, and did. The team didn’t look back and took the game 50 – 0 working hard for every point.
The win for U16 and a win for Granite City U16, saw the teams joint at the top of the table. To decide a winner, there are three rules, winner in the head to head (both had won one game each), least Red cards (both had received zero), then the highest placed team in the overall conference table (which was ELLON RUGBY!!). Ellon Rugby take the Lancer Conference U16 League!
Hard work by all the coaches and players and support staff gave a thoroughly deserved League win. This now places Ellon Rugby U16 directly into the National Cup Quarter Finals with a home draw, to be played mid-January.