It was an afternoon of two halves at Bayhead on Saturday (September 21st) with one hard-fought win and a disappointing defeat for Stornoway rugby players.

On a blazing hot day of sunshine Stornoway Ladies RFC were first on the pitch against Inverness Craig Dunain Ladies, and despite their best effort succumbed 7- 52 to allow the visitors a three-in-a-row winning streak.

The men’s match against Huntly RFC was their opening league fixture of the season.

A close-fought match looked to be going badly with a 17-0 scoreline at half-time, but resilient play won the day and the home side ran out 28-24 bonus point winners, with the Huntly side leaving the island with a losing bonus point. 

Tries came from Aiden Millar, Iain MacKinnon, Shaun Smith and Jeff MacDonald and Iain Mackinnon added points from four conversions.

Stornoway RFC’s next game is on the 5th October at home to Craig Dunain in the quarter final of the Caledonia North Bowl.

The picture shows the Bayhead pitch as the ladies were warming up on Saturday (Stornoway Ladies RFC).