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Postponement was missed opportunity for rare Ross Sutherland away win


By Andrew Henderson


Ross Sutherland head coach John Mann has described last weekend’s postponement against Aberdeen Grammar 2nds as heartbreaking.

The Stags were high on confidence going into the match, having beaten Moray two weeks ago and having a full squad of players travelling to the north-east.

John Mann saw an opportunity to get a rare Ross Sutherland away win before last week's call-off against Aberdeen Grammar 2nds. Picture: Peter Carson
John Mann saw an opportunity to get a rare Ross Sutherland away win before last week's call-off against Aberdeen Grammar 2nds. Picture: Peter Carson

But torrential downpours in Aberdeen last weekend left no chance of getting a game of rugby played, forcing the call-off.

It was particularly disappointing for Mann as he thought it was the perfect chance for his side – who are notoriously poor on the road – to get another win on the board against a depleted Grammar team.

“It was heartbreaking for me on Saturday, because it was by far the strongest travelling team we’ve had for a long time,” Mann said.

“We had a full 22, there were maybe one or two changes from the week before when we beat Moray."

Read more in today's North Star.



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