Cambus players take it one game at a time
Cambuslang Rugby Club captain James McLaren says the side have not fixed their sights on the league title.
Cambus, who returned to the sole spot for promotion in BT West League Two last week, have now given themselves a cushion at the top of the league after beating Paisley on Saturday.
They are now six points clear of second-placed Stewartry, seven ahead of Oban Lorne (who have a game in hand), and hold an eight point lead over Strathendrick.
With each win potentially offering five points, Cambus know that if they keep winning, they’ll take the title.
But James revealed: “To be perfectly honest, we’re not really talking about winning the league too much.
“We’re not looking at the big picture just now - all we’re doing is take each game as it comes.
“We want to keep our feet on the ground and not get too carried away. We just look at each Saturday’s games as they come along.
“I know that we’re in a good position and have a good chance to do it, but we’re not counting our chickens yet.
“We didn’t play at our best on Saturday, and that’s a good sign, because at the end of the season teams that do well are able to grind out results.”
One result elsewhere was of particular interest, as Oban drew their match with McLaren.
Coach Robbie Stewart added: “Oban have dropped a few points this season,which has brought Stewartry and Strathendrick into it a bit more.
“We’ve already beaten Stewarty and Strathendrick, and Oban still have to play them both, and no one can win all three of those games, so they will take points from each other, which can only benefit us. We just need to concentrate on winning our own games.”
However, Cambus still have to make the trip to Oban, and have struggled to raise teams to make the journey over the last couple of years.
James said: “I think we’re looking good this year, and a lot of the boys have put that date in their diaries, so we can go up there with a strong team and make a day of it.
“It’s a long journey, but if we can make it into a bit of a party, that will make a big difference.”
The captain added: “At the start of the season, Robbie told us he wanted to win promotion.
“We’ve all really bought into what he’s telling us - we’re understanding what he’s saying in training and putting it into action on the pitch.
“So far we’ve played well in patches, but we’ve not yet had that game where everything has clicked. When that happens, we’re going to take an awful lot of points off someone.”
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