Broch fail to arrest Police

Broch rugby take on North Scotland Police
Broch rugby take on North Scotland Police

Fraserburgh Rugby Club were unable to get on the score sheet as they hosted North Police Scotland at James Ramsay Park.

The afternoon was cold and frosty, and the surface for game play soft.

The game started at a good tempo, with both defences putting in some solid tackles.

However, sustained pressure from the Police resulted in the opposition crossing the line for the first try 19 minutes into the game.

Not to be deterred, the Broch immediately fought back.

They played some positive rugby phases between both forward and backs, but sadly with their closing passes letting them down from crossing the line.

With seconds left on the first half, the Police crossed the line to bring home their second try.

Good forward play and slick passing from the backs secured them the points down in the corner.

That resulted in the score being 0-10 to the North Police Scotland team at the half-time break.

The second half saw the Broch with the wind at their backs.

Good rucking and ball carrying put them in a strong position.

But the Broch could not tear apart the solid Police defence.

All the hard work was beginning to take its toll on the players, and the Police stand off - after managing to avoid a couple of Fraserburgh tackles - managed to cross the line for their third try.

Once more the Broch boys rallied and started to pound the Police in their own territory.

But some stout defence from the Police, and some poor execution of the final pass prevented Fraserburgh from scoring the try that they wanted.

Overall, a competent and encouraging performance from the Broch in very challenging conditions.

They now have to carry this forward to the next game, but break through the final hurdle for a result. Final score: Police 15 - 0 Fraserbrugh,