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The first home game for Lochaber Under 18s was welcomed by many rugby supporters of all ages including a good contingency from the Lochaber 1stXV, who turned up to cheer their club mates on.
The early stages of the game saw Lochaber soak up a lot of pressure from the visitors which led to Strathaven putting the first points on the board from a penalty kick.
Lochaber responded with a well executed try and conversion and Strathaven replied with their first try cutting the deficit 10 – 7. Lochaber scored a second try just before half time to take a 14-10 lead at the break.
In the second half, Lochaber worked hard and kept up the pressure, scoring a deserved further three tries, one of which was converted.
The final score was 31-10 to Lochaber which didn’t quite reflect Stathaven’s ever present danger and presence throughout the game. After the game, the team commented on how great the support was and added they were glad they put on a good show.
Under 18 coach Adrian Collins said it was a strong performance by the team and a well- earned win. He added he was grateful for the continued support from parents and carers who enable the players to attend training every week and participate in matches.
Lochaber try scorers were Fergus MacIntyre, 3; Dylan Monk and Hamish Kelly with MacIntyre slotting three conversions.
This Saturday the Under 18s travel to Annan.