The Stornoway RFC U15 team made their first trip of the season across the Minch to take on Gordonstoun U15s - just outside of Elgin.
The boys were in buoyant mood after seeing off Huntly in their opening fixture and were looking forward to continuing their unbeaten start to the season however, this was not to be the case.
After leaving on the ferry at 7am the boys arrived at Gordonstoun around half past 12 (due to a wrong turning by our driver) and with a kick off at 1pm it was a very quick change and warm up.
When the game started the boys were obviously weary and not quite up to speed and although being aggressive in the tackle and trying hard they were three tries down after 10 minutes and chasing the match.
As the first half went on Stornoway began to come into the game with strong running from Uiesdan Smith and Ronan Sinclair in the forwards and also Callum MacLeod in the centre. The boys were always up against it as the Gordonstoun side were a big unit and well drilled.
However, at half time Stornoway had not conceded any more tries and went in 19-0 down.
The second half began as the first half did with another three quick tries by Gordonstoun which let the score at 38 - 0. The boys heads were dropping with 15 minutes to go however, after a rousing speech by captain, Ronan Sinclair the team dug in and the last 15 minutes showed their true form.
Two great tries by Calum Macleod and Alfie MacMillan gave the boys a real boost and with the game finishing 38-10 the boys should be very proud of themselves.
This Saturday, Stornoway U15s host Ellon U15s with a scheduled kick off at 11am at Bayhead.
Again, we would encourage all parents and friends to come down and support the boys as they look to gain their second win of the season.
Finally, we would like to express our thanks to our sponsors for their continued support: D.R. MacLeod, Wild West Beef Jerky, Duncan MacKay & Sons, The Star Inn, Woodys and Lochs Diving Services