Hawks flying high

Lennox Herald - - SPORT -

Loch Lomond’s un­der-15 team hosted Glas­gow Hawks in their first game in the Re­gional Cup com­pe­ti­tion.

This was their first com­pet­i­tive match since Novem­ber, with bad weather caus­ing matches to be can­celled.

As a re­sult, the team got off to a slow start, gift­ing the op­po­si­tion two early scores.

This put Lomond on the back­foot and chas­ing the game. The team re­grouped and started play­ing rugby, how­ever the strong Hawks’ de­fence lim­ited their at­tack­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

The Lomond team were de­fend­ing well for the most part. But strong run­ning by the Hawks play­ers and a few missed tack­les al­lowed the vis­i­tors to score.

To­wards the end of the first half, the home team lost full-back Dou­glas through injury fol­low­ing an ex­cel­lent tackle to halt a Hawks at­tack.

With no sub­sti­tu­tions, the team reshuf­fled. But they were al­ways chas­ing the game play­ing the re­main­ing 40 min­utes a man down.

De­spite this clear dis­ad­van­tage, Lomond con­tin­ued to make life dif­fi­cult for Hawks and fought for ev­ery ball.

Zander se­cured a loose ball which Josh quickly passed to Dun­can who scored in the cor­ner.

Lomond showed great de­ter­mi­na­tion and there were some promis­ing pas­sages of play through­out the game.

The coaches were proud of the way the team con­tin­ued to play right up to the fi­nal whis­tle.

The next game, which is away to Marr on Fe­bru­ary 26. Loch Lomond un­der 15s are look­ing for new S2 and S3 play­ers to in­crease their squad size.

Any­one in­ter­ested can at­tend train­ing on the 4G pitch at Ar­gyle Park, from 7-9pm ev­ery Wed­nes­day. Con­tact John Munn on 07802698841.

De­ter­mined The un­der 15s fought back af­ter los­ing two early tries

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