Deeside RFC 1ST XV kicked off the season on Saturday 15th September playing host to Grampian Police.
It was a great day for rugby ealthough the wind was causing some problems. With a number of fresh faces who have settled in well to the team Deeside where soon off the mark with a well worked try from Tom Fuches after a very good setup by Tobias Cochrane Dyet.
Deeside put in the phases but it was the Police who got the score board ticking over with a successful drop goal to keep the scoreline close.
John Judt crossed over for a try in the corner in response all though the rust was beginning to show a little as the Deeside team lacked composure in the breakdown.
Deeside at times were too far off the ball with no close support meaning a few turnovers. With the forwards doing the work it was another well worked try, this time by eventual man of the match Nick Hammond.
Grampian police bounced back with a try and conversion of their own after some in decision from Deeside let the visitors sneak in.
Deeside seemed to get their support together and after some very good ground gained by the forwards, Harvey Macaulay ran in a very good try from centre.
A try from fellow centre Calum Wilson stretched the lead with the police making some comeback and only by some good defence by Deeside they were held up on the try line.
It was the forwards turn to get on the score board with captain Dale Alsop going over after some excellent play by Callum Ferguson making considerable ground with players in tow.
To say it was the first game of the season showed in some parts but Deeside had spells where they showed exactly what they are capable of.
The team certainly put in a good shift but the game finished with some things to work on.
This weekend Deeside 1st XV travels to Inverness Caley Dunain 3pm kick off. Have a look at the website for upcoming fixtures http://www.deeside-rfc.co.uk