League Week 12 (2nd XV1)

A big night for the Northern with Maitland visiting and the chance to close the gap and lift our hopes of survival.
Changes were forced on the team late on with Hugh Hilson having to call off and being replaced with Keith Smith as a debut skip and Willie Robb also being called into the squad. The game got under way in ideal conditions in this very strange ‘summer’ of rain for most of the days and the evenings being relatively pleasant.

Allan Mitchell’s lads got the NBC off to a flier with a 10 shot victory (20-10) and he was quickly followed by the debut boy who brought his boys home with a 17-9 win. ROC’s guys got over the line with a 17-13 victory and Stan Christie’s team battled hard to follow suit only to fall to a 2 shot loss (12-14).

A resounding 7-2 home win which has closed the gap on that 6th spot, and league safety, to a single point. There is still a lot of work to do to get that required spot but with our next game also at home we can go into that with some confidence but certainly no complacency.

Next game v WILLOWBRAE at NBC on AUG 5th