Cam­bus bounce back

Top dogs put Len­zie loss be­hind them

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors -

Mur­ray Spooner Cam­bus­lang RFC coach Jamie Seery was proud of his play­ers who got the club back to win­ning ways on Satur­day.

The Coats Park side edged past Mill­brae 38-19 to re­store or­der at the top of the BT West Di­vi­sion 2 fol­low­ing their first de­feat of the sea­son to Len­zie one week pre­vi­ously.

Two tries from Louis Sen­ter and scores from Greg Mor­ri­son, Alec Bean and cap­tain Gre­gor Jones helped The Cam­bus se­cure max­i­mum points.

Coach Seery praised his skip­per who came off the bench to seal the match.

“It was a close game in the first half but they be­gan to tire and we ran away with it in the sec­ond,” he said.

“Gre­gor Jones didn’t ac­tu­ally start the game be­cause he was in­jured but he came on and made a big dif­fer­ence with his ex­pe­ri­ence.

“He had nerve dam­age in his shoul­der from the game against Len­zie so he was heav­ily strapped up, we didn’t have to put him on but we felt we needed to.

“He’s played at a higher level and is a very good and im­por­tant player to have in the team.”

Seery added: “It was def­i­nitely an im­por­tant game to win so I’m pleased that the play­ers got us back to win­ning ways. Mill­brae were a de­cent side but were quite sim­i­lar to teams we have al­ready played this sea­son. They were very much a for­wards side so they were well drilled in that area but our de­fend­ers dealt with them well.

“We had a lot of guys un­avail­able and in­jured which makes the win all the bet­ter.”

The Cam­bus ex­tended the gap at the top to five points as they en­tered the half way point of the cam­paign.

They host third placed Paisley on Satur­day in the sec­ond meet­ing between the two this sea­son.

Seery’s side ran out 38-20 win­ners in the first match of the sea­son but the coach be­lieves it will be a dif­fer­ent game this time around.

He said: “We’re half way through the sea­son and five points clear so if we had been of­fered that at the start then we would have grabbed it.

“Paisley have been do­ing re­ally well the past few weeks. They won five in a row but lost last week­end.

“It was a close game last time but that was be­fore we brought a lot of play­ers in so it will be a dif­fer­ent team for us. It will be an in­ter­est­ing game.”

Ti­tle ri­vals Ste­wartry RFC travel to Len­zie on Satur­day as they chase down the Coats Park team. And Seery ad­mit­ted: “They play Len­zie on Satur­day away from home so hope­fully we can get the points if they drop them.”

Lead­ers Cam­bus lead the way at the top by five points af­ter beat­ing Mill­brae

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