ELLON’s season limped on to another defeat on the road in Edinburgh last Thursday where a young, quickly assembled side lost out 42 - 10 to Murrayfield Wanderers in a re-organised fixture, leaving them one game to play at home on May 7.
Long time servant of the club, Bob Kenny was in charge of the Meadows side admitted it had been a steep learning curve on the back pitches of Murrayfield last Thursday.
“Some of the young players now realise just what is required to play at this level of the game,” he said, though he was quick to recognise the contribution two of his young guns had made in the back row of the side.
Liam Clavin and Jack Calvert not only had good, sound games, but scored Ellon’s two unconverted tries once the visitors had caught up with the pace of the game.
Depressingly the defeat was the 12th of a campaign which started off full of hope, in which prospects of promotion were being discussed in club circles.
Head coach Mike Avis is, however, not one to quit as has promised changes are afoot in the run up to next season.
“Things must change, especially player attitude,” he said, while admitting it had not been an easy first year in charge of the National League 1 side.
“I know what has to be done, including shoring up key positions in the side,” he said.
Ellon have two free weekends coming up before the final game at the Meadows against East Kilbride.