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Ross Sutherland look to spell out win at Grammar


By Will Clark


ROSS Sutherland head coach John Mann predicts their match against Aberdeen Grammar 2nd XV could turn out to be another try-fest.

Kenny Horsfield scored a brace of tries in Ross Sutherland's first win of the 2019/20 season against Moray. Picture: Peter Carson
Kenny Horsfield scored a brace of tries in Ross Sutherland's first win of the 2019/20 season against Moray. Picture: Peter Carson

However he is hoping his team will not end up on a 71–36 defeat the last time the two teams met at the end of last season.

But following picking up their first win of the Caledonia North Two campaign by defeating Moray 36–27 in Invergordon, Mann is confident the Stags will be able to follow on from the attacking stampede last week.

“Last time we played Grammar 2nd XV there was an absolute try fest with 14 tries being scored.

“We are looking quite young for this weekend and we know we will be playing against a team full of students.

“Nobody has picked up any injuries so we should have a similar squad for a cracking game.”

Kenny Horsfield scored two tries against Moray.

Donald Gordon, Jamie Johnston, Matthew Robinson and Edward John also crossed the line in an impressive win.

Mann says the victory saw his team playing with confidence which he hopes can continue in Aberdeen tomorrow.

“We scored four tries in the first half and we are not used to leading from the start.

“The boys played some cracking footie and played from one side to the other.

“We scored two tries in the first 10 minutes followed by another two tries in the first half and two tries in the second half.

“We leaked a couple of tries in the last 15 minutes but overall it was a good performance.

“For once getting on the scoreboard first gave us confidence.

“If we concede first heads can go down. It was a nice change and it was good to get in front.

“We are finally seeing the fruits of our labour from what we have been doing in training.”



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