Broch bruised by Banff

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Fraserburgh Rugby Club travelled to league leaders Banff this weekend in what was always going to be a tough game for the Broch boys.

Despite much of the playing surface being underwater Fraserburgh made a solid start after receiving at the kick off.

With conditions underfoot deteriorating rapidly scrums were coming thick and fast, with Fraserburgh holding there own and in many pushing Banff backwards.

Safety soon played a part however as the pitch became worse and the referee stepped in to make scrums uncontested.

Despite Banff sitting six points clear at the top of the Caledonia 3 league some dogged defending from fraserburgh saw them keep the home side at bay for long periods of the first half.

But a few missed tackles and handling errors saw the home side creep ahead 19-0 at the forty minute mark.

With conditions worsening and injury’s affecting both sides the Broch dug deep and continued to battle on.

However with Fraserburgh side having no substitutions available the team began to tire.

Banff capatalised on their oppositions lack of options, emptying their own bench to bring on fresh legs.

The move worked as Banff started to score heavily with the game finishing 46-0.