One-a-piece in Nothern girls showdown

Following the success of Orkney v Caithness girls under-16 match earlier this month - the debut match for both teams - a return leg was organised, this time with the Orcadians making the trip over The Pentland Firth to meet Caithness at their home ground, Millbank.

There was a turn in fortunes for the home team as after falling to a narrow 33-31 defeat  in the initial tie, Caithness were victors with a 40-15 win in this instance.

Orkney under 16 girls

There were two hat-tricks for the home team from Katie McKay and Rhiannon Kirk, with the other two scores coming from Laura Henderson and Shannon Campbell.

For the away side Erina Brown crossed the whitewash twice with Ann Groat getting the third touchdown.

Orkney Coach Bruce Ruthven, said: “The girls have shown great spirit and determination towards the game.

“All we ask from the players is to continually develop and take something away from every training session and game, which they are doing.

“Continued game time and commitment to training will enhance the girls’ understanding of rugby and hopefully their enjoyment of it too.

“Going by the great efforts shown to date, there are undoubtedly better things to come from girls’ rugby in the North.”