Ellon continue winning run

Ellon continued to build momentum on their slow start to the season by beating Mackie Academy FPs 15-3 at Redcloak on Saturday.

The Meadows side started their campaign with a five-game losing streak, but have since bucked the trend and are now unbeaten in three games.

Against Mackie, Ellon came into their own in the second half, scoring two tries through Ed Adie and James Halmshaw despite having number eight Kieron Dalgarno sin-binned for a high tackle.

Kiwi fly-half Jake Wills added a penalty and conversion to add to Mackie’s woes by taking them out of losing bonus point range.

Ellon coach, Duaine Lindsay, said: “The guys were so pumped up going into this game that we lost a bit of structure in the first half.

“They had a good talking to in the break and came out and performed really well in the second 40.

“Kieron’s yellow card seemed to kick them into gear and we then closed out the game.

“It shows how far we’ve come. At the start of the season we would have thrown away a game like that.”

Ellon’s next game is against Orkney RFC who are third in the Caley 1 league, followed by an away trip to the unpredictable St Andrews University.

With the students sitting bottom of the table and Orkney making the long trip down to The Meadows, Lindsay has high hopes of taking both.

He said: “With the form we’re in at the moment I’m confident about the games coming up.

“We are far better than the teams around us right now and we should easily secure a mid-table finish.

“Belief is returning to the club and we’re starting to attract players. The competition in training is good with guys fighting for the same positions.

“It’s a world of difference from the start of the season when we were just filling the bench.”

The Ellon v Orkney game kicks off at 2pm at The Meadows on Saturday, 
November 30.