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Deeside Rugby 1st XV - Match centre

Fraserburgh RFC
Deeside RFC
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Tries
C Hart, M Fawcett
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Conversions
G Ainsley, S McNeil, Unknown
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Penalties
Penalty Try
Sat 1 Dec 14:00 - Caledonia Region - Tennent's Caledonia North 4 Full time

Deeside go down fighting

Fraserburgh get their bonus point win

Deeside travelled North to Fraserburgh with just a 15-man squad so everyone knew they would have to put a shift in. The Fraserburgh pitch is not the biggest and Deeside found that out the hard way by kicking off straight into touch. However 2 minutes in Deeside launched an attack from a lineout and Calum Hart found a gap in the Fraserburgh defence to open the scoring with Graeme Ainsley converting. Fraserburgh came back strong and on 5 minutes after a period of pressure were awarded a penalty on the Deeside 22 and took the 3 points. The game continued with neither side able to press home the advantage. However on 14 minutes Fraserburgh were again awarded a penalty in almost the same spot and again took the 3 points. Now it was Deeside's turn to apply some pressure of their own until ill discipline and a high tackle by the home team 18 minutes into the game in their own 22 was punished with a penalty try to gift Deeside another 7 points. Fraserburgh came back into the game and kicked a penalty to give themselves a lineout close to the Deeside try line. With lineout won Deeside couldn't stop the forward drive and Fraserburgh claimed the try on 24 minutes but couldn't convert. Fraserburgh pressure continued with the Deeside defence withstanding a number of attacks by the home side and managing to hold the ball up to stop them scoring. Eventually on 35 minutes the pressure was too much and from a lineout the home team scored and converted another try. On 39 minutes Fraserburgh rounded off the half by taking another 3 penalty points from 30 metres out to take the score to 21-14 at half time.

The second half did not start well for Deeside with a series of head injuries forcing players to retire from the field of play - Graeme Ainsley (44 mins), Tom Davidson (46 mins), Tom Andrews (51 mins). Fraserburgh were keen for a bonus point win so wanted the game to go the full 80 minutes so they loaned Deeside a couple of players and play continued. On 55 minutes Fraserburgh scored and converted a try to extend their lead. Deeside weren't finished though and after taking a quick tap penalty Mike Fawcett finished off an expansive attacking move with a try out wide on the right wing - Scott McNeil stepped up and slotted the extras to take the score to 28-21 with 58 minutes played. Two minutes later Fraserburgh were back on the attack and managed to cross for an un-converted bonus point try. Deeside continued to defend with great heart and launch attacks but with three of their own players off injured, remaining players tiring and one man less on the pitch, gaps started to appear allowing Fraserburgh to score a converted try on 75 minutes and a final unconverted try on 77 minutes to take the final score to a flattering 45-21 to the home side.

There is no doubting the endeavour, determination and work ethic of the Deeside squad that travelled to Fraserburgh but this weekend's game again illustrates how hard it is to win games with only 15 on the teamsheet whilst the opposition can field 22. Well done to everyone who turned out - you should be proud of your performances individually and as a team. Next game isn't until 26 January so I suggest we take some time off.

Quilter Kids First Champions winner – November: Hinckley RFC

Key moments

2:00
Try Calum Hart scores for Deeside RFC
2:00
Conversion Graeme Ainsley kicks a conversion for Deeside RFC
5:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Fraserburgh RFC
14:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Fraserburgh RFC
18:00
Conversion Conversion for Deeside RFC
24:00
Try Try for Fraserburgh RFC
35:00
Conversion Conversion for Fraserburgh RFC
35:00
Try Try for Fraserburgh RFC
39:00
Penalty Penalty kicked for Fraserburgh RFC
55:00
Try Try for Fraserburgh RFC
55:00
Conversion Conversion for Fraserburgh RFC
58:00
Conversion Scott McNeil kicks a conversion for Deeside RFC
58:00
Try Mike Fawcett scores for Deeside RFC
60:00
Try Try for Fraserburgh RFC
75:00
Try Try for Fraserburgh RFC
75:00
Conversion Conversion for Fraserburgh RFC
77:00
Try Try for Fraserburgh RFC

Highlights

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77:00 Try 45 - 21
Try for Fraserburgh RFC
75:00 Try 38 - 21
Try for Fraserburgh RFC
75:00 Conversion 40 - 21
Conversion for Fraserburgh RFC
60:00 Try 33 - 21
Try for Fraserburgh RFC
58:00 Try 28 - 21
Mike Fawcett scores for Deeside RFC
58:00 Conversion 28 - 16
Scott McNeil kicks a conversion for Deeside RFC
55:00 Try 26 - 14
Try for Fraserburgh RFC
55:00 Conversion 28 - 14
Conversion for Fraserburgh RFC
51:00 Sub Off
Thomas Andrews is substituted off for Deeside RFC
46:00 Sub Off
Thomas Davidson is substituted off for Deeside RFC
44:00 Sub Off
Graeme Ainsley is substituted off for Deeside RFC
End of period 1
39:00 Penalty 21 - 14
Penalty kicked for Fraserburgh RFC
35:00 Conversion 18 - 14
Conversion for Fraserburgh RFC
35:00 Try 16 - 14
Try for Fraserburgh RFC
24:00 Try 11 - 14
Try for Fraserburgh RFC
18:00 Penalty Try
Penalty try awarded to Deeside RFC
18:00 Conversion 6 - 14
Conversion for Deeside RFC
14:00 Penalty 6 - 7
Penalty kicked for Fraserburgh RFC
5:00 Penalty 3 - 7
Penalty kicked for Fraserburgh RFC
2:00 Try 0 - 5
Calum Hart scores for Deeside RFC
2:00 Conversion 0 - 7
Graeme Ainsley kicks a conversion for Deeside RFC
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Fraserburgh RFC
  • Deeside RFC
  • 0
  • Calum Hart Try 2:00'
  • Graeme Ainsley Conversion 2:00'
  • Penalty 5:00'
  • Penalty 14:00'
  • Penalty Try 18:00'
  • Conversion 18:00'
  • Try 24:00'
  • Try 35:00'
  • Conversion 35:00'
  • Penalty 39:00'
  • Graeme Ainsley Sub Off 44:00'
  • Thomas Davidson Sub Off 46:00'
  • Thomas Andrews Sub Off 51:00'
  • Try 55:00'
  • Conversion 55:00'
  • Mike Fawcett Try 58:00'
  • Scott McNeil Conversion 58:00'
  • Try 60:00'
  • Try 75:00'
  • Conversion 75:00'
  • Try 77:00'

Team selection

mweemba, Mutswairo mweemba, Mutswairo
Hooker, William Hooker, William
Fawcett, Mike Fawcett, Mike
Hart, Calum Hart, Calum
Nicol, Keith Nicol, Keith
Finlayson, Guy Finlayson, Guy
McNeil, Scott McNeil, Scott
Ainsley, Graeme Ainsley, Graeme
Davidson, Thomas Davidson, Thomas
Horne, Matthew Horne, Matthew
Hall, Finlay Hall, Finlay
Andrews, Thomas Andrews, Thomas
Beattie, Scott Beattie, Scott
Scott, Neil Scott, Neil
Forbes, Raymond Forbes, Raymond

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Peterhead RFC 7 30
2. Fraserburgh RFC 6 15
3. Deeside RFC 7 12
4. Dyce RFC 5 11
5. Inverness Craig Dunain RFC 7 10
6. Moray RFC 4 4
7. Aberdeen Wanderers RFC 0 -22

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