Powerful display at Bishopbriggs by Oban Lorne Rugby Club’s Under 16s

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Oban Lorne Rugby Club’s Under 16s returned to action last week when they faced Allan Glens in Bishopbriggs.

A strong Oban team started slowly after the journey and conceded points early on after losing the ball at a ruck in their own 22.

A tendency by the hosts to be offside at the breakdown, led to a plethora of penalties being awarded to Oban and the visiting forwards took full advantage.

Captain Finlay Brown picked from the back of a scrum to score his and Oban’s first try of the match.

Oban then used their width and attacked down the side, with centre James Campbell dotting down in the corner.

With confidence now growing, the Oban forwards gathered momentum. Another driving maul proved successful and prop Jack Johnston broke off before offloading to scrum half Callan Taylor who ran in to score under the posts.

Allan Glens replied with a try of their own, following ill discipline from Oban, but this didn’t dampen spirits and the try of the day followed when flanker Malcolm MacIntyre finished off a move triggered by a storming run from his own half by Johnston.

Oban finished the half on a high as centre James Campbell scored in the corner for his second of the afternoon.

The second half started brightly with vice captain Thomas Jackson getting on the score sheet with a trademark mazy run down the wing, quickly followed by another try, this time for full back Zach Alexander who finished off a lovely backs move orchestrated by fly half Alexander MacDonald.

Allan Glens didn’t give up and gave Oban a tough second half as they added to their points with two tries from their right winger.

Oban then turned it up another gear and dug deep as man of the match Jack Johnston finally got on the score sheet. Again followed by centres, Jackson scored his second and Campbell broke through to get his third of the day.

The visitors finished as they started as Skipper Finlay Brown scored from a pick at the back of a scrum which capped an excellent team display by Oban finishing the game 61-22. Next week they face Dalziel at home in a top of the table clash.