Ellon turn on the style to all-but-secure Caley 2 North safety

Sam Tateson breaks through for another Ellon try.
Sam Tateson breaks through for another Ellon try.

Ellon are within one win game of making their position safe in Caley 2 North after brushing aside the weak challenge of Shetland 79-0 on Saturday, writes Jack Nixon

The 12-try win at the Meadows was achieved with a team who have come through the club’s youth ranks.

Director of rugby Gareth Kemp said: “This was a fantastic result from a team who never stopped working for each other.

“14 of the squad came from our under age teams. Six of them are currently in the under 18 team.

“On this form we will give league leaders Deeside a game on Saturday and with Lochaber to come in our last game, I am more then confident of us staying up.”

Ellon raced into an early lead, taking command of the game to lead 38-0 at half-time before going on to double their tally against a Shetland side now in danger of relegation.

But it is Stornoway who are in most danger after losing at home to Aberdeen Wanderers who are the form team in the highly-competitive division.

The Isle of Lewis side’s next and last game is in Lerwick, by which time the Meadows men could be safe if they beat Deeside who have been struggling to clinch the title in recent weeks, and will not relish the challenge of an in form Ellon.