Green Ma­chine lose out to Kil­choman in fi­nal of Is­lay beach rugby tour­na­ment

The Oban Times - - Sport -

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.

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