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Ross Sutherland coach left 'heartbroken' by postponement


By Staff Reporter


Ross Sutherland head coach John Mann (with the ball) was disappointed at the call-off. Pic: Peter Carson
Ross Sutherland head coach John Mann (with the ball) was disappointed at the call-off. Pic: Peter Carson

ROSS Sutherland head coach John Mann has described last weekend’s postponement of the game against Aberdeen Grammar 2nds as heartbreaking.

The Stags were high on confidence going into the match, having beaten Moray two weeks ago and having a full squad of players ready to travel to the north east.

But torrential downpours in Aberdeen forced the call-off.

It was particularly disappointing for Mann as he thought it was the perfect chance for his side to get another win on the board against a depleted Grammar team.

“It was heartbreaking for me because it was by far the strongest travelling team we’ve had for a long time,” Mann said. “We had a full 22, there was maybe one or two changes from the week before when we beat Moray.

“Seeing some photos, it would have been more of a game of water polo than rugby. It was 100 per cent the right call.”

The match has been rescheduled for November 16, but by the time that comes around it will have been over a month since Ross Sutherland last played competitively.

Mann has been left unimpressed by the breaks in the schedule this early in the season.

“It’s a bit baffling that we’re near the end of October and we’ve only played two league matches,” he said. “It’s pretty hard to keep people motivated now.”



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