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Oban Lorne Rugby Club’s men’s team travelled to Clydebank at the weekend, with a strong squad.
Conditions were bad, but the game went ahead on Clydebank’s 4G pitch.
The coach wanted to see an improvement on the last few games and he got his wish with positivity and hunger shining through in the game.
The game started off well, with the Oban boys putting pressure on Clydebank but line-outs were difficult for both teams because of the weather.
The forwards knew they had to win the ball because of the conditions and get the ball out wide to the backs.
There was excellent ball carrying from Callum Maclachlan, Duncan Ferris and Jethro Anderson. This must have pleased residents of Jethro’s home village of Brakpan in South Africa as they watched a live stream of the game. Oban is fortunate to have a player of his standard in Oban.
Oban started to get points on the board with two tries from Craig Wright and an excellent try from David Cameron.
Oban received two red cards and one yellow card meaning they ended up with only 12 players on the park who defended for the last 15 minutes.
All 22 played a part in the game, but special mention goes to Ross McCaskell, who came on for his first appearance for the senior squad.
Final score, 24-0 to Oban.
Oban sit fourth in the table with two games in hand. The next game is home to Dalziel on Saturday November 27.
There was no game for the ladies this week. Their next game is also at home on Sunday November 28 against Biggar.
Girls Under 14s and Under 16s
The Under 14s and Under 16s attended a regional festival at East Kilbride with coaches Isla Macgillvray and Jordan MacIntyre.
The Under 14s enjoyed some ten minute matches and had a chance to play 7s.
There were big carries and tries from Abby McQueen, Rowan Gemmel, Autumn Maclartyand Pamela Ingram but brilliant play from all the girls.
The Under 16s played three 20 minute games. Everyone played exceptioanly well with superb carries from Nicola Duncan and great support from Jess Jevons and Aimee Clark.
Check Oban Lorne Rugby Club’s Facebook page for more information on all of its teams or visit www.obanlornerfc.com.