Stornoway RFC look for a rub of the luck

Stornoway RFC will hope to kick start their season today (Saturday) when they welcome Moray RFC to Bayhead, Stornoway.

The played five lost five record for the Islanders is perhaps an unfair return from the season so far, as they have been hugely competitive in all of their opening fixtures.

The Elgin outfit make the journey across the Minch on the back of a great home win over Aberdeenshire 2nds last weekend and will no doubt be looking to build on that performance.

In each of Stornoways five outings they have controlled both territory and possession for large spells but still come up short.

“It is very frustrating for the lads, they have gifted sides these wins,” said coach Angus ‘Bubble’ Mackay, who is looking for a bit more focus this weekend.

“We have dominated periods of every game this season but then for some reason simply switched off. We have been punished when we do that and that’s what has lead to the losses,” he added: “We need a bit more composure when we are in possession and to stop forcing the final pass.”

Although the Islanders sit at the bottom of the league, they are just two bonus point wins away from mid table, such is the competitiveness of this year’s league.

Coach Mackay concludes: “It’s been a strange start to the season with some equally strange results, we just have to get that little but of luck and turn the corner.”

Kick off is scheduled for 3pm and the team would like to offer their thanks to all those that have been turning up to cheer on the sides, both juniors and seniors. It’s hoped that another good crowd will be present on Saturday.