Ellon 3 RHC 32
ELLON’S week of woe came to a sad conclusion when the club’s last chance of a top four finish in National League 1 came to a shuddering halt after Edinburgh side RHC heaped more misery on the Meadows side, inflicting a 32 - 3 defeat on the homesters.
“We just weren’t at the races. RHC were a much better organised, and prepared side,” admitted Bob Kenny who was the Ellon coach for the day.
Ellon attempted to put aside the off the field strife that has dominated the club over the past week, taking the play to the Cougars, but failing to breach the visitors line, having to settle for a Mark Ryan penalty in the first half.
In contrast the opposition were full of imagination and creativity, leading to four tries to down the home side.
Two tries just before and immediately after half - time accounted for Ellon.
“This was a crucial time for us, costing us the game,” conceded Kenny who did, however, single out his captain Liam Slavin for praise. “Liam was our stand out player, covering every inch of the pitch in a bid to turn the game around, but they had too many linebreakers for us to impact the game,” he said.
An uneasy truce prevailed this week at the club with no information being available, though Colin Tennant the club’s president said: “We now need to look at what the future holds.”