A Rory Grant
try in the last couple of minutes of the game was all that separated the sides at the end of a pulsating 70mins.
Orkney until that point had repelled everything we threw at them, with terrific defence and can count themselves unlucky to come away with nothing after such a strong performance.
An early Orkney try was followed by a penalty from us with Scott Fraser
Despite playing the bulk of the 2nd half in Orkney territory we couldn’t break through.
Highland U18’s though have big hearts and always play to the final whistle. A lineout 10m out offered us a last chance. One we executed perfectly to snatch the win.
This leaves us with a perfect 7 from 7 record as we go into the October holiday break, a superb effort from all members of the squad.
A couple of weeks off to rest tired bodies and then back for the 2nd half of the league campaign.
A real test awaits in the remaining games but with a big prize of Scottish Cup entry and Champions League games up for grabs on e the squad is relishing.