Deeside Under 18s travelled to Gordonstoun in extremely wet and windy conditions.
The visitors never really got going and Gordonstoun claimed two tries in each half and ran out winners by 22 points to 5.
Gordonstoun had a large pack which worked well together and slick handling behind dummy runners created overlaps out wide and it was two overlaps that resulted in Gordonstoun’s first half tries.
Playing into the wind in the first half, Gordonstoun kept the ball in hand and recycled possession to keep the play in Deeside’s half.
Deeside tried to counter in similar fashion when kicking for position may have served them better.
In the second half Deeside were playing catch-up rugby and the pressure of forcing the play led to Gordonstoun increasing their lead.
Deeside were tireless and kept battling. When they worked as a team they showed glimpses of their best form, and both halves finished with Deeside battering away close to the Gordonstoun tryline.
In the first half the home defence held out, but close to full time Deeside got no more than they deserved when scum half Glen Taylor spotted a gap and dived over for the try. The conversion by Sam Morris was held up by the wind and fell short.