Captain Tom Williams is pleased Gordonians have ended a four-game losing streak – even though a late try denied them victory at Ardrossan Accies last weekend.
The Countesswells men, who drew 17-17 with the Accies, are sitting in seventh spot in National 3. After a series of defeats, Williams was pleased to take something from the match and felt Gordonians were unfortunate not to run out winners.
Williams, whose side hosts fourth-place St Boswells tomorrow, said: “It was disappointing that we didn’t manage to win the game.
“We created enough opportunities to pick up the victory.
“They scored a try to level the scores with three minutes to go and had a kick to win the game, so we knew there was a possibility we were going back up the road with nothing.
“He missed and we managed to leave with two points.
“If someone had offered me two points before the game I would have maybe taken it. You always want to win but sometimes you have to be realistic.
“The week before, Ardrossan had recorded a very good win at Highland, so we knew they were a dangerous team.
“It was bittersweet to draw the match.
“It felt like a step in the right direction but we also felt we did enough to win.”
Williams hopes his side can build on an improved display when St Boswells visit Aberdeen.
The Borders men have impressed in recent weeks with five wins in six encounters, including a 43-17 success against Highland last weekend.
The hooker, 26, added: “In the previous four games, we had played some really bad rugby as well as some reasonably good stuff.
“We produced a better allround performance against Ardrossan.
“St Boswells will be a tough game as they beat Highland by almost 30 points at the weekend.
“They are a really difficult outfit and they have been playing in this division for three or four years now.
“Every game is difficult but it is important we use that advantage of playing at home.
“The league is starting to split up a bit now and we can see the venues where we may get opportunities as well as the venues where it is going to be much tougher to take something from games.”