With Gordonstoun at the bottom of the table, Ellon looked to give all players, including a number from U15, as much game time as they could and make a better game of it. In addition Fin Hagen has now moved up to U18 since he has turned 16.
It didn't take long with a try after 6 minutes, from a kick to line out and a rolling maul for hooker Ross Stewart to score. Ten minutes later Felix Middleton went over with a fantastic team effort, and a great finish by Felix. Ryan Dickie score the third try with a cross field kick from Josh Andrew, with Ryan catching and beating three defenders to score. Ryan Hanton was trying out at flanker and normally players prop. He got his break on an open ball on a line out and crashed through for a flankers try. The half was finished with Daniel Gillies making a break and running through to score. For the conversion, Josh Andrew kicked the first half and from the 5 try’s, he made 1 kick. Half time was 27-0.
Second half started similar with Ellon on the ball from the kick off, winning the ball and challenging. Winning a scrum on 5m after a held up try. New player Ross Brown was on at half time, and in his first game for Ellon, first at 8 and from the first scrum, picked and went hard, scoring his first try! Daniel Gillies took over the second half as conversion taker and scored the conversion from in front. There was a break of 22 minutes before Ellon scored again, but, in that time Ellon’s defence was very strong holding our three Gordonstoun attaches. They also lost both standoffs due to targeted knocks and had a winger in charge at 10. Ross Stewart then scored again from a maul, converted by Daniel, before Ryan Dickie scored the last try out wide. Final score was 46-0 to Ellon. At half way that places Ellon U16 a firm second behind Mackie, with only one loss to Mackie.