Cambus must find their feet in league
Six losses in a row is “disappointing”
Cambuslang .......... 10 Allan Glen’s ........... 22
Cambuslang Rugby Club coach Robbie Stewart has told his players they need to find their feet at this level or risk more disappointment.
Cambus slumped to their sixth league defeat in a row on Saturday when they went down 22- 10 at home to Allan Glen’s.
The result leaves Cambus at the bottom of the league, with a solitary loss bonus point to show for their efforts since winning promotion to the BT West Division One.
Robbie said: “This is not what I expected, it’s very disappointing, but maybe it’s understandable. We either get up to the level we need to get to or we’ll just keep having similar results and similar conversations after the games. “We’ll keep trying to improve.” Cambus started the game on the back foot, but their defence held firm for 20 minutes until Allan Glen’s finally found a way through to add a try and conversion to an earlier penalty.
Euan Jones made it 10- 3 with a successful penalty but another try before half-time saw Cambus go in at the break facing a 12-point deficit.
Chris Bolton crossed for the home side and Euan Jones made the conversion to make it 15-10 before a final try and conversion ended any hopes of a Cambus comeback. Despite his disappointment, Robbie reckons his men aren’t miles away from where they need to be.
He said: “That was a team who we lost to quite heavily when we played them in the cup earlier in the season.
“In the first 20 we defended quite well but eventually their pressure told.
“After half-time we came back into it and got to within five points, but again they managed to score.
“It was quite disappointing to not even get a loss bonus.
“The last two games we’ve lost by 10 and 12 points.
“This sounds daft, but that’s only one score for us and one less for them.
“We’ve been a bit closer in recent weeks, but the thing that did for us on Saturday was the fact we lost five of our line outs in a row, and when you do that, it’s very difficult to be competitive.
“Again, we had three or four guys missing who we would have looked to have in the squad, hopefully we can get them back and get a run at it when the first choice players are available.”
Next up for Cambus is a tough trip to Glasgow Academicals, who currently sit third in the league.
Robbie said: “They are a very strong team who traditionally play as fast, open game. They have the potential to put a few points past you. We need to make sure that physically, we match them.”
Improvement Cambus coach Robbie Stewart reckons his men will need to improve quickly