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Warriors Triumph at Moray Magic 1 (Elgin)

posted 11 May 2013, 12:38 by Aberdeen Warriors   [ updated 11 May 2013, 12:56 ]
Both Aberdeen Warriors displayed sterling efforts today in two fantastic games over Moray Titans and Kinloss Eagles at the Doocat today May 11th 2013.

The day started with a dreary and rainy bus journey up North for the first time to what is usually a bright and scorching day a the Doocat. The Aberdeen Development side the "Whites" faced off against the local team Moray Titans in an outstanding game. The Titans look to be in the best shape they have ever been with a big set of forwards and quick backs. the big difference was their new kicker who caused the most problems for the Aberdeen Side. 

The Whites who the majority were U18 just wouldn't stop taking it to the Titans and with the majority debutantes to the open age team they have certainly earned their right in retaining their jersey for the next fixture. Outstanding performances in the 36 - 22 win came from the Warriors U18 players of Damien Gennochio, Niall Hall, Angus Grindlay, Angus Clark and Scott McNeil. Big players and the men that lead the charge was Dominic Wallen and Shane Clark. New Hooker Jack Burnett ran the show from hooker and shows great promise for the club. try scorers were Shane "Teddy" Clark x 2, Ryan Bowran x 2, Damien Gennochio and Jack Burnett x 2 

The 1st XIII Warriors side the "Reds" came out guns blazing over a tough Kinloss side filled with members of the Royal Engineers who put up a hard fight and with no training and  alot of whom had their first encounter of the code showed the Warriors what being a British Soldier was all about.. Hard Hits and strong running were in the arsenal of the Eagles team but the lack of cohesion and knowledge of the game cost the Eagles but by no means a lack of heart. From the first whistle to the last they just did not stop and everything at 100mph.  

The Warriors played some good hard hitting rugby with some great offloads and newcomers Tommy Morrison and Jonny Gray fitting straight in with the older members. Strong performances from the Scotland A and Student players of Aaron Robertson, Stuart Gray and Bobby Stables helped with the warriors victory along with Scotland U18 players of Jordan Robertson and Mitchell Scott. As usual Liam Reid, Douglas Russell, Andy Little put in a huge shift and big runs from Andy Milburn and Ross Lumbsden seemed to over power the Eagles defense, Carwyn Walker the young Scotland U18 player played the finest game he has done in a while with commanding the forwards and some good strong runs. The outstanding player of the day was Scotland Students Prop Bobby Stables who just didn't stop! His tenacity in defense with  big hits and aggression helped build the rest of the team and his strong ball carrying aided in the victory of the warriors 78-8 win over what will become a very strong Eagles side. 

"What a day of rugby, Titans seem to have come on leaps and bounds and New comers the Eagles are surely going to come on in the coming weeks especially with the return of players from Royal Engineer Corps Rugby League team coming back from South Africa on a rugby tour. The Norther Conference is going to get a hell of a lot tougher and we will have to do a lot of work to keep on our current form. I'm most impressed with our development players today who stuck in and against a team twice there size and came away with a well earned win. Our 1st XII the "reds" have the Titans at home next week and all clubs will meet again on Moray Magic 2 in Kinloss on the 1st of June and we have a lot of work to be done by then" says Head Coach Craig Parslow

The day finished with some well earned beverages, great chat and a great BBQ. 

Warriors Whites (Sponsored by by The Old Schoolhouse)
1. Alex Paterson 2. Raoul Sutcliffe 3. Tom Lee 4. Damien Gennochio (Sponsored by Stainless and Alloy) 5. Ryan Bowran 6. Scott McNeil 7. Niall Hall (sponsored by Agile Business Consultants) 8. Shane Clark 9. Jack Burnett 10. Angus Clark 11. Angus Grindlay (Sponsored by Red Seal) 12. Finlay McMillan 13. Dominic Wallen (Sponsored by Prestige Laundry Service)

Warriors Reds (Sponsored by Reids Autobody Repair)
1. Mitchell Scott (Sponsored by Renaissance Property) 2. Jordan Robertson 3. Andrew Milburn (Sponsored by Stork) 4. Tommy Morrison 5. Josh Walker 6. Douglas Russell (C) 7. Alisdair O'Connor (Sponsored by Speakerbox PR) 8. Liam Reid 9. Craig Hume 10. Bobby stables 11. Aaron Robertson 12. Stuart Gray 13. Carwyn Walker (Sponsored by Laura A Walker Fitness for Health) 14. Matt McCall 15. Jonny Gray 16. Ross Lumbsden 17. Andy Little