Deeside U18s returned to winning ways with a comprehensive 45-7 victory over Ellon.
The game was played in bright, dry conditions and Deeside took full advantage to play an expansive game on the wide open spaces of their new pitches at Woodend.
From the kick-off, Deeside were looking to attack and a series of penalties took them deep into Ellon’s half before hooker Murray Hoare took a pass at pace and cut through to score under the posts. Malcolm Diack stepped up to kick the first of his four conversions.
It did not take long before Deeside were back on the attack and the ball was moved out to Lewis Reid on the left wing, who sprinted round the defence to claim the second try.
From the restart, Deeside lost concentration and Ellon were able to regain possession and a series of drives led to the try being conceded under the posts.
Stung by this set back, Deeside responded with two further tries before half time, both scored by Calum Gordon whose acceleration and power was a threat throughout the match.
Deeside brought on a number of replacements at half time and opened the scoring with a powerful run from flanker Jack Duncan. Full back Sam Morris stepped up to claim the conversion and he was also the scorer of the next try.
Ellon kicked the ball deep into Deeside territory where it was fielded by Calum Gordon and his run took him past the Ellon ten metre line before a pass released Sam Morris, who outpaced the chasing defenders.
Deeside claimed their final try straight from the kick off. Centre Nick Harper caught the ball and accelerated into space. No Ellon player could lay a hand on him as he dived in under the posts.