ELLON turned in one of its most impressive performances of the season, beating fourth placed Linlithgow 28 - 7 but almost certainly too late to give them any chance of being promoted from National League 1 when the season ends.
''If only we had played as well earlier in the campaign we would have gone up. It's a bit late, but it was a good performance in which our patience was rewarded. There were some outstanding individuals on show for us, including prop Nicki Fraser who has had a great season,'' said head coach Clint Parsons who was happy to have his first game at the Meadows since November 28.
Back in the fold was veteran prop Bobby Kenny who was making an impressive first appearance of the season after a spell of working in Malaysia.
Kenny who is 35 this week led the Ellon team with distinction and enjoyment was, however, disappointed not to have picked up a bonus point for scoring four tries.
''We got ourselves into a position to get the bonus, but got frustrated when we were denied after getting our third touchdown, but it was a good win,'' said Kenny.
The Aberdeenshire side were slow to get into its stride, but once they did the result was never in doubt, almost certainly cementing its position in third place at the expense of the West Lothian side.
First half tries from winger Craig Davidson and full back Neil Douglas gave the home side much needed home comforts, and with stand off Mark Ryan in fine form, kicking two penalties and a conversion the stage was set at 18 - 0 for a maximum haul.
To their credit the visitors hung in, confining Ellon to an Eddie Theron try, converted by Ryan who added his third penalty of the day.
Pushing for a fourth try, the home side were caught out when number eight Charlie Gillander crashed over for the visitors, giving flanker Ross Martin an easy conversion to end an entertaining afternoon.