Gaffer Jones unfazed by Cambus loss
Cambuslang RFC ... 25 Allan Glens ............ 32
Cambuslang Rugby Club captain Gregor Jones insisted there were positives to take from their game on Saturday – despite losing 32-25 to Allan Glens.
However, Gregor was fairly pragmatic before the game – at Coats Park in the BT West Regional Shield Cup – and, with 12 of their regular players out, he said Cambus never realistically expected to win the tie.
“To be honest our main goal was to be competitive and we managed to do that,” he said.“We knew it was going to be a big ask with so many first team players out.
“Realistically we knew it was going to be very hard for us to get a win and progress. ”The game had its up and downs. We were beaten 43-25 but we had 12 of our regular players missing. It was a good opportunity for some of the other boys to show what they could do and they did well for the majority of the game. It was a good test for them. “We were within four points until the last five minutes and then they ran away with it. “It was disappointing that it ran away from us at the end, but I think the scoreline flattered Allan Glens a little bit if I’m honest. “They are in the same league as us and we managed to push them quite close despite having so many first team players out. “We are confident we can be more competitive when we meet them in the league.” Cambus will take on Oban in their first league game a week on Saturday (September 12) at Coats Park.
Oban won the league last year, with Cambus finishing second.
Cambus were promoted to the BT West League One last season after a rearrangement of the leagues created a second promotion spot in the BT National League Division Two.
They don’t have any fixture scheduled this Saturday, but Gregor is confident they can get a friendly arranged. He added: “Myself and my little brother (Euan) will be the only two unavailable for our first league game so we should be in pretty good shape for it. “Oban went up with us last year and had a very good season and we know it will be a tough game – but they beat us twice last season and we’ve got a point to prove. “They are a side we know, a good side, and we’ll have most of our players back so I’m confident we can get a good result.
“We don’t have anything [lined up] for this weekend but we are trying to get something arranged to keep the players ticking over and keep the lads sharp.”