Bonus Point Victory

5 years ago By Ian Weafer

Inverness Craig Dunain 27 - 14 Ross Sutherland

Craig secured their first win of the season with a hard fought victory at home to Ross Sutherland Wildcats. A slow start from the Craig players saw Ross score an early try and hit the front. However this set back seemed to settle the home side a little bit and they began to make progress through their superior forward pack. Philip Grant was a little unlucky to have his try adjudged as being held up.


Soon after, a good backs move was finished off in the corner by John Kelly(Not even a slight doubt about the grounding of the ball!!). Fraser Kelman reflected the superiority of Craig's forwards by going over for a try to put Craig into a 10-7 lead. Just before half time Ross struck again, pouncing on some poor tackling to leave the half time score 14-10 to the away side.

The second half however belonged to the Inverness side. Captain Nick Morgan scored a superb try within a couple of minutes of the restart. He made an 80 yard solo dash and cut straight through the Ross defence, leaving at least 6 defenders in his wake. As the half went on the front 8 really turned the screw on the Ross forwards and two further tries arrived. Barry Mckelvie bashed his way over the line and Jamie Fraser rounded off a nice move by touching down on his debut. Ross barely threatened the Craig line after the break and the final score of 27-14 reflected Craig's second half dominance.

Overall, it was a very encouraging performance for a team that still features a host of new players and should act as a motivator for the season ahead. Craig's next game is this Saturday at Canal Park versus Shetland.


Where next?

Douglas Cruickshank Founder member of club passes away.
Opening game of the season Craig travel to Strathspey on Saturday for the 1st game of the season.


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