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Ross Sutherland look to go out with a bang in final home game against Aberdeen Grammar 2nd XV


By Will Clark

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ROSS Sutherland will look to finish their home season with a flourish when they face bottom of the table Aberdeen Grammar 2nd’s at the Naval Grounds in Invergordon tomorrow.

Ross Sutherland face Aberdeen Grammar 2nd XV at Invergordon on Saturday. Picture: Peter Carson.
Ross Sutherland face Aberdeen Grammar 2nd XV at Invergordon on Saturday. Picture: Peter Carson.

The Stags could secure fourth place in Caledonia North Two with victory against the struggling team from the Granite City.

Ross Sutherland put in a spirited performance in Inverness last weekend, going 10-0 up against league leaders Highland 2nd XV’s before succumbing to a 34–10 loss at Canal Park.

Head coach John Mann says the team are looking to give their home fans something to smile about by recording victory in style tomorrow afternoon.

He said: “We had a chat on Tuesday after what has been a tough season for multiple reasons, we want to go out with a bang at home.

“If the weather allows, we are looking to put a show on. At the start of the season our attack was strong.

“At the tail end, despite two losses our defence has been really sturdy since Christmas.

“We are looking to marry the two and put in one strong final performance at home for everyone to watch.

“We want to score tries as that is the whole point of the game, we want to finish strong.

“But Aberdeen Grammar might travel well as relegation was confirmed for their first team, so they might try and mix up the squads.

“There is no point going into the game thinking that it will be a walkover.”

Mann says Ross Sutherland were looking to finish in the top-three this season, but admits fourth place is the best they can hope for.

But he is confident they can learn lessons from this season to produce improved performances in the next campaign.

“We will take fourth after the last couple of years have been disappointing. But there has been big progressions by the squad this season.”


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