Aberdeen Grammar moved into fourth place in the BT National 1 league with a rampant 50-20 victory at Falkirk.
Delighted head coach Ali O’Connor, pictured, said: “It wasn’t just the fact that we won 50-20 but the manner in which we executed our tries.
“There was a real menace and purpose in our play, although I admit to not being happy with giving away 20 points.
“Being fourth is a real bonus.
“It’s now a question of keeping our form and fitness in the two games against Border sides Gala and Selkirk before the Christmas break.”
Defeats for the two Border outfits and GHA helped the cause of the Rubislaw outfit whose early season target was a top four finish.
“We have got there. It’s now up to us to stay there, but six wins out of our last seven starts has been very encouraging,” added O’Connor.
The Grammar try haul of seven was led by Greig Ryan with a brace, while stand off Bryn Perrott added four conversions and replacement Sam Knudson chipped in with a touchdown and two conversions of his own.
Grammar led 31-3 at half-time.
Gordonians were denied the opportunity to move into mid-table after their National League 3 game at Countesswells with bottom side Dalziel was called off.
In the top Caley league, Aberdeen Wanderers made a brave fist of their trip to Thurso, pushing Caithness all the way before going down the new league leaders 31-15.
Coach Fraser Burr was pleased with the performance and said: “We gave them a bit of a fright, but in the end of the day, they had too much power up front, but we were not disgraced. It puts us in good position for the rest of the season.”
In Caley 2 North, Ellon were handed their first defeat of the season by Moray although the Elgin side are still eight points in arrears of the Aberdeenshire side.
The 29-17 win for the home side was well merited, as conceded by Ellon head coach Sam Mountain who said: “On the day we beaten by a very good Moray team, but there’s a lot of rugby yet to be played, including one at the Meadows with them.”
Garioch failed make in roads into Ellon’s lead at the top, crashing 31-5 away to RAF Lossiemouth.