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Under-strength Ross Sutherland could not batter through Aberdeen Grammar 2nds


By Will Clark

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Injury-hit Ross Sutherland were unable to make their forward-thinking approach count as they went down 39–19 to Aberdeen Grammar 2nd XV.

The Stags started with 12 forwards and only three backs due to personnel issues.

Ross Sutherland remain bottom of Caledonia North Two after defeat in Aberdeen. Picture: Peter Carson
Ross Sutherland remain bottom of Caledonia North Two after defeat in Aberdeen. Picture: Peter Carson

Despite a physical performance from the Invergordon outfit, they were only able to score three tries, failing to come home with a bonus point.

Head coach John Mann felt his team deserved something out of the game.

“Aberdeen produced some slick rugby and managed to play around us,” he said.

“All of the tries came from the wide and there was a mismatch in styles.

“Our injury problem with our backs led to us playing with 12 forwards for the whole game.

“As a result, we wanted to play through them and Aberdeen looked to play around us."

Read more in today's North Star.


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