Ellon turn on the style at last

Ellon on the attack in their impressive win over Caithness.
Ellon on the attack in their impressive win over Caithness.

ELLON saved the best for last at the Meadows on Saturday when they turned in an impressive performance to beat Caley Division 1 runners up Caithness 22 - 20, handing themselves a great opportunity to avoid relegation.

The win takes the Meadows men into third place above Hillfoots and Highland who are both relegated, leaving Ellon with a last-ditch chance in a play-off between the winners of Caley Division 2 North and Caley Division 2 Midlands.

There was no disguising the relief of interim head coach Michael Cox who hailed the victory as a great achievement. “I am really proud of the effort the team put into the game. It was a good game played in perfect conditions. I just wish we could have played all our games on such a good pitch. Scoring four tries was just great. I believe we will now go on to survive in Caley Division 1, which has been an objective for a number of weeks,” said Cox.

The win was all the more gratifying for Ellon as they had to battle back from 14-5 down. Tries from Keiron Dalgarno, Mark Ilyine, Jack Calvert and Conor Slavin made it a day to celebrate for the young Ellon team.