Defeat for Strathie at hands of Gordonians


Strathmore first XV travelled up the A90 to Aberdeen to take on Gordonians on Saturday in what was a special game for both clubs.

The league encounter was played in memory of the late Mike McNaughton who had played for both teams before he tragically died in a car crash on the A9 earlier this year.

Strathmore’s only try scorer was Andrew Coupar scoring his first senior try for the club following a break away run from James Kiely with Stewart Ross adding the conversion.

A well worked drop kick goal from Fraser McKay completed Strathie’s tally for the day.

First team coach Stewart Ross said: “Disappointingly Strathmore were outgunned by a stronger ‘donians side.”

Man of the match went to Lee Alexander for another strong performance from the young prop.

Strathmore slide down two places in the league following the defeat and are now sitting in fourth place. However it’s all very tight at the top with only nine points the difference to League leaders Perthshire.

Strathmore Twos were at home to Arbroath on Saturday and lost 70-0 in their League Four encounter.

Lack of discipline resulting in two yellow cards and a rather strange injury to one of Strathie’s backs meant they struggled against a much stronger Arbroath team.

This weekend sees the first XV at home to Ellon with a 2 p.m. kick-off at Inchmacoble and the second XV are away to Hillfoots.

Pictured here are the team captains for Strathmore and Gordonians along with the presentation team and Dave Brown of Rugbyplus who sponsored the Mike McNaughton trophy.