RUGBY: Three victories in-a-row for Ross Sutherland
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This weekend Ross Sutherland will face their toughest challenge yet in Caledonia North Two.
The Stags have had a very impressive start to the 2023/24 campaign, winning all three of their league matches scoring close to 70 points per game on average.
Most recently they went up against Inverness Craig Dunain in Invergordon.
While Craig Dunain will also call the Naval Grounds home for a number of their matches once again this season, it was a Ross Sutherland home fixture.
Kenzie Innes got the Stags off to a good start with the first score of the match, but Craig Dunain quickly fought back with a converted try of their own – meaning it was the first time this season that Ross Sutherland were behind on the scoreboard.
That was a predicament they quickly righted, though.
Owen Corr, Max McDonald and Duncan Collard each crossed the line, with Corr kicking two conversions, before the two teams exchanged a pair of tries – this time with James Scott and George Forth touching down for the hosts.
That brought the score to 39-19, and further tries from Mitchel McSpadden and Jacob McCormick – with only a single reply from ICD – extended that advantage to 53-26 by the full time whistle.
Despite the early-season success Ross Sutherland have enjoyed, they still sit second in the Highlands and Islands Conference on points difference.
Next up could be a crucial match, then, for their season’s prospects as they take on the table-toppers, Kinloss, away from home.
It is set up to be a fascinating contest, with Kinloss not as prolific but more solid in defence so far this season.