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Oban Lorne Ladies welcomed Glasgow University to Glencruitten last Sunday looking to get there season back on track after having to cancel their missing the last few games due to the number of injuries within the squad.
With a good crowd up to watch the Scotland v Japan game there was a lot of support on the sidelines for the Green Army.
Oban started the game with 13 players against the 15 of Glasgow Uni with a couple of new players in there ranks. Caitlin Hilder started at Hooker, Caitlin Fowler at Prop and Kayleigh Roche in the second row.
Oban started the game well and it wasn’t long before Rachel MacDonald sped over in the corner after some great passing freed the speedy winger out wide.
Glasgow responded quickly, and when the Oban defence was caught out of position, their strong running centre strolled through a gap to score.
Oban Came back into the game and after a series of rucks deep in the opposition 22 Veronica Speirs ran a great line to crash over the line for try number two for the hosts.
This brought the score to Oban 10 Glasgow Uni 5 with no further scoring in the first half.
The second half continued in the same vein as the first with Oban continuing to dominate the posession, Audrey Barr returned after a couple of weeks of ‘retirement’ and was rewarded with a cracking try when she broke clear from a ruck on the Glasgow 10m line, broke a couple of tackles and surged across the line.
Glasgow responded again, pegging their way back when a missed tackle on halfway allowed the centre to stretch away from the Oban defence and score.
Oban hit a bit of a purple patch in the next 20 mins with a further four tries to secure a well earned bonus point. Two tries apiece from Macdonald and Kirsty Sinclair saw them home.
The first try from Sinclair came after a series of quick rucks took play deep into the 22 and as the ball was released to the backs the powerful centre ran a cracking line to breach the Glasgow defence.
The next touchdown from Macdonald must be a contender for try of the season, a couple of fantastic offloads from Eilidh Shearer and Heather Fothergill released the speedy winger who finished off in style.
Straight from the kick off the ball was caught and transferred along the line when Sinclair broke a tackle on her on her own 22m line and surged forward and escaped a couple of despairing tackles to cross the whitewash.
Final score of the game came Macdonald who rounded off a fantatstic team performance with yet another great try, taking the score to Oban 45 Glasgow University 12.
The Oban team were delighted with the result and with some fantastic performances across the board will take a lot of confidence forward into their next game away to Garioch Women on Sunday.
With some of the injured quintet of Captain America (Laura MacCormick), Ellie Macniven, Ailsa Maclachlan , Georgia mitchell and Lucy Stewart hoping to comeback in the coming weeks things are starting to look up for the Green Army.