ELLON’S return to the Meadows after a break of nearly four months was marked by a morale boosting win against Livingston in a National League 1 fixture, the first of many in the run in to the end of the season.
“We were happy to have a home game, but just as delighted to have a win, achieved by hard work in the paddock. It was not a prefect performance, but it’s a good win against a workmanlike Livingston side,” said club president Steve Park.
Ellon now enter a phase of home games designed to end the season on a high, bent on gaining a fourth or even third placing in the league, continuing with a game at the Meadows against Irvine on Saturday.
The five try romp against the West Lothian side has been achieved at the end of a long, weary season.
Two tries from winger David Yuill set the tone for the on-fire home side who, once they had recovered from an early set back from a try from winger Jimmy King, went on to dominate the game, outscoring the West Lothian side by five tries to two.
“It was not a perfect performance from us, but we were - over the piece - the much more superior side,” said Park.
Flanker Glen Douglas was in great form, proving he has been a great asset since signing for the Meadows side.
The 22 point margin did not flatter the home side, though the leaking of two simple scores did not reflect the magnitude of home supremacy in its first game at home since October 30.
“It might just be too late for a challenge for Premierships, but we are working on next years promotion push,” said coach Mike Avis. In the meantime local supporters will be heading for Murrayfield on Sunday hoping for an improved performance from Scotland against Ireland after the Welsh debacle.