Scot­stoun win mem­o­rable for Cam­bus youths

Rutherglen Reformer - - Sports -

A Cam­bus­lang RFC youth team had a day to re­mem­ber when they won a tour­na­ment in front of 7000 rugby fans.

The Cam­bus P5 squad played in four-team com­pe­ti­tion at the Scot­stoun Sta­dium where Glas­gow War­riors faced Mun­ster in a Euro­pean Cham­pi­ons Cup game.

Two of the matches were played on the pitches be­hind the ground be­fore the fi­nal was held on the main pitch at half-time in front of thou­sands of cheer­ing fans.

And as if playing on the sta­dium turf wasn’t good enough, Cam­bus­lang fin­ished the tour­na­ment un­de­feated with two wins and a draw.

The team, made up of Dun­can Camp­bell, James Do­herty, Alexander Foun­tain, Rob­bie Grim­wood, Archie McCall, Sam McCarthy, Henry McCon­nell, Ben MacDougall, Fionnlagh McGhee, Euan McGovern, Fin­lay McPher­son, Murray Tem­ple­ton, Craig Wal­lace and An­to­nio Yardley, demon­strated rugby knowl­edge and abil­ity far be­yond their years.

They opened with a good win against an or­gan­ised Bannockburn team and earned a hard fought draw against Bish­op­ton.

The day cul­mi­nated in an ex­cel­lent vic­tory over Cum­ber­nauld on the main pitch with a fan­tas­tic team per­for­mance to en­ter­tain the crowd.

Coaches Jim McGhee and Martin McCall were de­lighted with the per­for­mance of the team.

They said:“The boys dis­played a great mix of team spirit, col­lec­tive de­ter­mi­na­tion in at­tack and de­fence and man­aged to con­vert all of the hard work they have been putting in at train­ing into re­sults in front of a large crowd at a packed Scot­stoun.

“There were some fan­tas­tic in­di­vid­ual per­for­mances - too many to men­tion - but the most pleas­ing as­pect for the coaches was the great work from the whole team.

“All 14 boys con­trib­uted through­out the tour­na­ment with great ball re­ten­tion in at­tack, lots of mul­ti­ple phase play, fan­tas­tic sup­port run­ning and some great de­fen­sive work. The boys played for each other, showed re­spect for them­selves, the op­po­si­tion and the match of­fi­cials and made the club, their coaches and their par­ents im­mensely proud.

“The team were a great ad­vert for the good work that is go­ing on across all of the age groups in the ju­nior sec­tion at Cam­bus­lang and based on this show­ing, this will not be the last time th­ese boys play at Scot­stoun in front of a big crowd.”

Half-time roar Cam­bus­lang RFC P5 team at Scot­stoun

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