North Scotland Police 83-7 Fraserburgh rfc

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  • Broch lose out to Police at Northfeild
  • Visitors start game with 14 men and lose another player early on
  • Cruickshank scores in the second half for visitors and Parkin converts

Fraserburgh’s rugby boys travelled to Northfeild last Saturday to take on North Scotland Police.

The match got off to a bad start, Broch starting with only 14 men, Then lost front rower Duncan Lawrie after ten minutes with what would turn out to be a torn muscle.

The visitors played on with only 13 men for the next ten minutes until the found a replacement was ready.

After going down to 13 Broch almost immediately conceded a try , and another just minutes later.

The tries continued as Fraserburgh struggled to defend with lack of numbers.

Towards the end of the first half Broch started to play more as a team, dominating almost every line out and holding their own in the scrum ,it almost paid off when some well worked phases saw Lewis Cruickshank cross the whitewash just to be tackled and spill the ball before he could ground it.

The 2nd half was a much steadier performance from Broch with the visitors doing a good job defending and attacking but failing to convert it into points.

Late on in the 2nd half Duncan Lawrie went back on as Fraserburgh had a man down with dislocated fingers, the effort paid of for the teams hard work when Lewis Cruickshank sprinted from halfway, down the wing to collect five points From a police spilled ball , which was converted by Craig Parkin.

Broch now have two remaining fixtures.

Next up will be a home tie against Mackie 2nd XV on April 18 before the final match against Ellon 2nd XV on May 2 at the Meadows.

The final match looks set to decide which of the two teams finishes the season bottom of the table.