Cambus bounce back
Top dogs put Lenzie loss behind them
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