Lang focussed on Garnock clash
Stewart hopes to pull away from bottom
Cambuslang Rugby club slumped to their ninth defeat of the season but coach Robbie Stewart insists their next fixture is more important.
The Lang lost 29-3 against league leaders, Carrick RFC last weekend, and now hope to bounce back against bottom side Garnock on Saturday.
Stewart’s team sit a point above Saturday’s opponents and hope to pull away from them with a home victory.
He said: “It’s a massive game. It’s so important, that we pick up at least three pionts.
“If we get a win it puts our fate in our own hands but we need to get the win first.
“They’re a tough side but not an overpowering one. They’re not a massive size of a side. They’re well coached and won’t give us anything.
“Any win we do get will be down to playing well and earning it.”
Euan Jones kicked a first half penalty on Saturday which would turn out to be Cambuslang’s only score of the game.
The Lang were 22-3 down at the break after conceding four tries in the first 20 minutes of the match.
“It was disappointing,” Stewart said. “In the first half we went back to the bad old days of earlier in the season.
“We were making mistakes and played as individuals at times. Everything that could go wrong, went wrong.
“They scored very early and we conceded four tries in the first 20 minutes. We turned off on a lot of our basics and made it easy for them.
“We played much better in the second half, although we were playing into the wind.
“We were hardly in the game in the first half but I said to the boys afterwards that the way we started in the second half was how I thought we should have started the first.
“We had several scoring opportunities in the second half but didn’t take them. The conditions were against us. The pitch was playable and Carrick played well on it but the wind and rain made it difficult.”
Stewart has few injury worries to be concerned about for this weekend’s game at home to Garnock, but is hoping Gregor Jones will recover from a knock he picked up against Carrick.
Having played four more games than Garnock going into Saturday’s game, it would come as much a relief to the players if the Lang could claim that all-important victory.
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