Road to recovery starts at Glencruitten

Doctor Owen McDonald barges his way over the line after a rampaging run.
Owen McDonald will be back in action for the Green Machine this weekend.

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A one point defeat at Stranraer last weekend was a hard pill for Oban Lorne RFC to swallow.

This weekend however the Green Machine is looking to get back into top gear and work on their recovery after their recent run of defeats in West Division 2.

On Saturday Andrew Johnston’s men face Helensburgh at Glencruitten and are looking to reverse the defeat at Ardencaple earlier in the season.

‘With some pretty miserable weather forecast the game will be touch and go but we would be hopeful of winning,’ said coach Johnston.

‘A couple of key performers are coming back in to squad, Daniel Broderick and Owen McDonald, after missing the last couple of weeks with work commitments, and everyone is keen to get back to winning ways.

Last weekend Oban made the long trip south to face Wigtonshire with a strong team.

Oban started the game well, playing with the wind in the first half, and a great defensive effort, along with the accurate boot of  Vasil Borisow saw the Green machine get to halftime with a 9-0 lead.

A converted try within five minutes of the restart saw Wigtownshire right back in the game before a penalty shoot out ensued with the hosts slotting two to Oban’s one for a 13-12 victory.

Kick off at Glencruitten is scheduled for 2pm on Saturday.