Victory sees Coats Park men move up the table
Cambuslang Rugby Club recorded their biggest points score of the season so far after an emphatic 66-15 win over Lenzie RFC on Saturday.
Coach Robbie Stewart applauded his side’s powerful performance that saw them jump to seventh in the league table and five points clear of last place.
Two tries from Kriss Hughes and Gregor Jones added to single scores from Euan Jones, Chris Bolton, Alec Bean and Gavin Bannerman to help the Lang to their best points tally for the year.
Stewart was delighted with his players.
He said: “It’s another step in the right direction . We targeted a win but not a bonus point win so it’s more than we could have hoped for.
“We were 5-0 down after a minute but we came back and played well.
“It makes a big difference when you have a full squad.
“They played very, very well. They were confident and I was particularly pleased with the way we played.
“When we put into action what we practice we are a very good side and teams will find us difficult to play against.
“It’s about keeping that consistency going.
“I hope it gives them confidence and it was a great way to finish the year.
“It was the weekend before Christmas and it was an away game for Lenzie who only had a squad of 17 to choose from.
“They weren’t poor, they were good enough to take the lead, they were confident and the game was quite tight.
“We scored a try in the last play of the first half and overpowered them in the second.
“In terms of having 17 players, they had their hands tied a little bit.
“For 78 minutes our play was at a very high level.”
Stewart praised his half- backs Bannerman and Euan Jones, who were excellent throughout the game and described their play as “outstanding”.
He added: “They exploited the dominance that the forward pack gave
them and did extremely well. I said at the end that our play came from a tough dominant performance and we put into action what we did in practice.”
Cambuslang now have a two-week winter break before travelling to Allan Glens on January 9, 2016. Robbie added: “Before the Lenzie game we said to the players that a good result would give us the opportunity to stay mid-table and means our reward is much more positive.
“They deserve to be where they are. It’s just frustrating we are missing three points when we lost in the last minute against Garnock. Those points would have given us a wee bit more comfort.
“The aim is to stay up but the opportunity is there to move into the top half but we can only do that by being at our best.
“The aim is also to get our first away win of the season. It could be a potential turning point against Allan Glens. If we won it would be our first two wins in a row and our first away win against an established top half of the table side.
“We’ve still not won away from home or won two games in a row so we need to get that monkey off our back.”
Tackle Cambuslang man heads for the try line
Coach Robbie Stewart