Morrice envisions a turning point on road
Gordonians are off the mark in National 2 after recording their first home win of the season. Now coach Ryan Morrice wants to see his players show they can pick up points on their travels too as they travel to Hamilton Bulls tomorrow.
The National 3 champions beat Glasgow Accies 42-7 at Countesswells last week and Morrice hopes the win is the start of a run of positive results for the league newcomers.
He said: “It was a great result for us last week and it was a game in which we played really well. We cut out the errors and looked after the ball well.
“We have been guilty of coughing up the ball too easily recently but we took the game to Glasgow Accies and got our rewards.
“We have made a point of targeting our home games this season and we had opportunities against Peebles and Dumfries at home but didn’t take them.
“It has taken us some time to figure out what we need to do but we got there on Saturday.
“The challenge now is to come up with a gameplan which will allow us to pick up points on the road.”
H a m i l t o n b e a t Gordonians 49-5 in the preliminary round of the National League Cup on the opening day of the season.
Morrice hopes lessons have been learned for his side’s second trip to Bent Road and believes retaining possession will be key.
He said: “Hamilton will be a very different proposition, especially with us away from home.
“We know their strengths but we prepare for games focused on what we need to do and it’s important we look after ourselves. If we can retain possession of the ball for long periods we can frustrate them but it will be a tough game.
“We’ve faced them already so we know what they can do if we let them play.
“Away games are rough. The crowd is on your back and the atmosphere is very different.
“But it is all part of the learning curve for what is a young team.”