Shetland Mid-Summer Sevens - Saturday 19 June 2010

The BP Sullom Voe Mid-Summer Rugby Sevens took place over the weekend, although the weather resembled winter rather than mid-summer on Saturday. The traditional touch match took place on Friday night, with senior players mixing with juniors, who were able to show their skills amongst the big boys. Tournament report continues here

Weekend 6/7 March - Double Header

Two matches, one victory and one defeat, rounded off the 2009-10 league season.
On the saturday Shetland earned a hard fought victory over West Dyce 22-7. Try scorers where Jon Pulley (2), Stewart Mouat (2). One conversion kicked by Paul Grant. MOM Stewart Mouat and DOTD Kristian Fraser. Whilst on the sunday Shetland lost 45-7 to a very street wise Banff team. Ty scorer was Captain Matthew Nicolson with conversion kicked by Paul Grant. MOM was John Roy Nicolson and DOTD was Kristian Fraser.
Photos from the Banff match (courtesy of FC Hogg) can be found here.

Sat. 23 Jan. 2010 - Shetland 10 Aberdeen Wanderers 6

On paper the result seemed straight forward. Wanderers had only lost one league match in the last 2 seasons scoring almost 1100 points in the process, whilst the home team had only beaten West Dyce and Peterhead in the same time period. Five points from the boot of Paul Grant (a penalty and a conversion from each touch line) and a late score from Lincoln Carroll gave Shetland their best result in many a year.

The Shetland team has shown in glimpses that they have the capability to beat teams but poor starts and unforced errors have led to defeats. Thankfully the sporting gods must have been popping along to Clickimin as Shetland cut down on the mistakes, hardly missing a tackle all match. Even the appearance of Mal Smith was thought of as a lucky omen.

The match report can be found here.

Christmas Fixture(s)

At the end of the day only one match was able to be played. On saturday 19 December some 35 hardy (or downright stupid) players turned up to play in a match where the temperature never made it above -2. By the end of the match the youngsters had won by 3 converted tries to 2.

Sat. 5 Dec - Peterhead 13 Shetland 26

Two tries from MotM Maurice Williamson, plus one each from Paul Grant and Nathan Coote gave Shetland the victory over a much improved Peterhead team. Paul Grant kicked three conversions. Full match report here.

Sat. 28 Nov - Scottish Hydro Regional Bowl - Shetland 0 Ross Sutherland 22

A disappointing final score from a match that saw Shetland holding their own for much of the match against a well drilled Ross Sutherland team.
Click here for the match report.

Sat. 21 Nov - Shetland 14 Huntly 22

After a good start with two tries in the opening quarter, Shetland faced their old problem of having a decent amount of the ball but failing to convert their chances.
Match report can be found here.

Sat. 7 Nov - Garioch 69 Shetland 3

No match report received for this match. Half-time 19-3, points from Paul Grant.

Sat. 31 October - Shetland 21 Deeside 34

Match report can be found here.

Sat. 24 October - Banff P Shetland P

Due to weather related problems with the ferries, the away match at Banff had to be postponed.
It is now due to take place on saturday 19 December.

Sat. 17 October - Aberdeen Wanderers 74 Shetland 3

Shetland version of the match here.
Wanderers version of the match here.
A link to photographs of the match taken by Jim McNair here.

Sat. 10 October - Shetland 40 v 10 West Dyce

Match report here. Written by the John-Roy appreciation society.

Sat. 3 October - Shetland 91 Peterhead 0

Match report here.

Sat. 26 September - Huntly 31 Shetland 10

Match report can be found here.
Huntly version of the match can be found here.

Sat. 19 September - Shetland 0 Garioch 97

A game of two halves. Both of which were dominated by the away team.
Shetland version of the match here.
Garioch version here and some of Kevin Jones' photographs also here.

Sat. 12 September - Deeside 41 Shetland 20

Shetland showed signs of improvement on the previous weeks match against Banff with three tries from Lewis King, Nathan Coote and Joe O'Connor.
Shetland Times match report here.
Aboyne version here.