Hawks flying high
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