No Wandering For Deeside U15

Deeside U15 ran out clear winners 0-67 in their latest Caledonia North league match against a combined Wanderers/Garioch side away at Kelland’s park in Inverurie. The kick off was scheduled for 12 noon, but no one turned up from Garioch to open up until 12.00, so the start was delayed 15 minutes. When the game eventually kicked off Deeside took immediate control and were soon on the score board when a training park miss move in the centre was worked to Angus Rennie joining the line from full back and finishing the move with a powerful tackle breaking run.  The next score came from ball turned over at the tackle by Luke Earle-Wright, which was played wide and flat quickly allowing Jack Irvine to straighten up the angle of attack and flat foot the defence.  Angus Rennie was soon on the score board again with Deeside running the ball out of their own 22, following a rare incursion by Wanderers into the Deeside half.  Not to be outdone Jack Irvine scored his second try next by good support to a back line move when space was created by John Crilly.  At this point Deeside were reduced to 14 players with Luke Earle Wright was ordered off to the sin bin. As if bolstered by this decision, Deeside upped the intensity and Andrew Mullins, one of Deeside’s seven S2’s playing this game was next to score with a good pick and drive from 10 metres out when Deeside pressured the opposition line.  The final score of the half to take Deeside’s tally to 34 points was a well deserved try for another of Deeside’s S2’s John Crilly playing at centre.   With Deeside restored to 15 players at the restart they made their intensions known immediately and a run started by Angus Hart after catching the kick off was finished off with a try by Earle-Wright.  With Deeside now camped in the opposition half the pressure exerted on Wanderers was beginning to tell and ball spilled by Wanderers under intense pressure was pick up by Sam Morris who jinked his way through several opposition for another score.  John Crilly, undoubtedly playing his most confident game this season, was next on the score sheet with two more tries, both built from good ball supplied by the forwards at the ruck, although the pack still tend to over-commit players when the ball is already won.  Deeside’s final score came from Captain Angus Wallace driving through the defence to score under the posts but an even bigger contribution to this game was his level headed control of his players throughout, getting them to concentrate on rugby when they could easily lost focus at times.  Deeside clearly outplayed this combined Wanderer’s – Garioch side, and it was particularly pleasing to see the solid contributions from the five other S2’s who played up an age including, Liam Hutcheon, Matthew Hillier, Struan Gordon, Alex Taylor and Elliot Wood.  Next week Deeside U15 play Mackie at home.  For latest details see the website: Deeside:  John Crilly, Paul Dargie, Luke Earle-Wright, Daniel Fitzgerald, Struan Gordon, Angus Hart, Matthew Hillier, Liam Hutcheon, Jack Irvine, Melvin McAskill, Sam Morris, Andrew Mullins, Cameron Randles, Angus Rennie, Garran Sutton, Alex Taylor, Angus Wallace, Elliot Wood