Stonehaven managed to win their first match – and points – of the season this weekend with a 3-1 win over Maud. Stoney’s first win under manager Martyn Rollo has lifted them to 13th in the table. Rollo spoke to us about his relief at achieving the result after a “big transition”.
“It was good to get our first points on the board with a well-deserved win against a strong Maud team.”
“The past few weeks have been a massive improvement of standard of play and I fully expect the results will follow suit.”
The result still sees Stonehaven in the leagues relegation zone, however they are level on points with the three sides above them. Attention next weekend turns to cup action.
Mackie Rugby club had a tough fought narrow win over Aberdeen Grammar 2nd XV this weekend. Mackie won 27-26 in the ‘Referees Cup’ game with the clubs twitter account describing how “the lads showed great nerve to hold on to the win”.
St Laurence were the only side in League action in the AAFA this past weekend. The Saints drew 2-2 with 9th placed side Cove Thistle. St Laurence now sit in fifth position – two points behind Cowie Thistle, although Cowie have three games in hand.
Cowie, as well as Inverbervie and Stonehaven Athletic were involved in cup action this weekend, playing in the first round of the RJM Scottish Amateur Cup.
All three sides managed to progress, firstly with Cowie beating another local side – Division One East AC Mill Inn – 2-0.
Bervie Caledonian had the most impressive result of the weekend, thrashing Glendale Youth 4-0.
Stonehaven Athletic completed the trifecta of Mearns side winning their ties. Athletic defeated Auchnagatt Barrons 3-1, with goals from King, Gunn and Souter.
ActiveSchools Aberdeenshire are advertising a number of sporting opportunities for Primary School and early Academy aged children in the Mearns area. Sports include Badminton, Hockey and Table Tennis. Details can be found on their twitter – @ASAberdeenshire – or by contacting Robbie Kupris via email: Robert.Kupris@aberdeenshire.gov.uk