Green Machine lose out to Kilchoman in final of Islay beach rugby tournament
OBAN Lorne RFC reached the final of the 2016 Islay beach rugby festival on Saturday when they were beaten by champions Kilchoman.
The Green Machine have a got a successful history at this event being runners-up on three occasions in the past four years.
Oban won all of their group games as follows, 2-1 v Myers Castle, 13-1 v Dumfries and Paisley 10-1. The team met Moffat in the semi-final, winning 6-1 before going on to be beaten by Kilchoman 4-2 in the final.
Argyll and Bute RFC also had a successful day in reaching the plate final where they lost to Paisley 6-2.
Argyll lost to Kilchoman and Grim Reapers in the group stage with a win against Hillhead Jordanhill to make it through to the semi-finals where they played Aberfeldy, winning 6-1.
Pre-season training begins for the 2016/17 season on Tuesday June 21, 7pm, venue tbc. All new players welcome.
Oban High U14s 62-14 Biggar
Oban High School and Oban Lorne RFC’s U14 youth team played their last game of the 2015/16 season on Sunday with a 62-14 win over Biggar RFC.
Six players from Isle of Mull RFC also joined Oban, who had a strong squad available.
Oban made a great start to the game and raced into a 19- 0 lead in the first 10 minutes with tries from Finbar Dunne, Thom Catterwell and Archie Spencer.
Dunne scored his second of the day to take the score to 26-0 with Connor Taylor and Sam Coates crossing late on in the half to give a half-time score of 38-0.
Biggar came back into the game in the second half with two well-taken tries but could not match the quality throughout the Oban team as they scored further tries from Jordan Norman, Spencer, a great individual score from Mull’s Fergus Reade and a second from Coates to seal a convincing 62-14 win over a Biggar side who have competed well in Scottish Rugby’s Green Conference this season.
The Oban Lorne squad pictured at the Islay tournament.