Disappointing performance from Ellon Rugby

Ellon missed an opportunity to turn their season around when they gave up a half time lead over Dunfermline RFC at McKane Park to lose 31-12 last Saturday.

Ellon were 5-12 up going into the break thanks to well taken tries from Andrew Ovenstone and Ally Edwards, with Jonathan Dobson adding a conversion, but lost the game after a succession of errors in the backline.

The Meadows side were hoping to build on their previous victory against Caithness, their first win of the season.

Despite a commanding performance up front they could not put away Dunfermline who now sit top of the league.

Ellon coach, Duaine Lindsay, said: “I believe we have the best pack in the league. They were absolutely outstanding today. They destroyed their opposition and turned over a lot of ball at scrum time.

“I cannot believe we lost that game. We dominated them for sixty minutes and took the lead twice.

“The score does not reflect the performance in any way, we should have had the game put away by half time. The backs let us down big time.

“A series of stupid mistakes let them back in the game. We threw it away.”

Ellon sit bottom of the league, but only 10 points separate them from fifth place in a typically tight Caley 1 table.They now take the fight to Gordonians RFC who have shown inconsistent form so far this season.

Lindsay said: “I am confident that we are not going to be in this position by Christmas, especially given the way we’ve played in the last couple of games.

“We matched up to the top team in the league today and we were certainly a lot better than the last time we played them.

“We have turned a corner and we are just going to get better and better.

“I believe now we can go on a winning streak and move right up the table. There is no way we are going to be thrown into a relegation battle this season.”

The Gordonians v Ellon match kicks off at 3pm at Countesswells Playing Fields on Saturday, October 19.