De­feat sees Lorne lan­guish near foot of the ta­ble

The Oban Times - - Sport -

OBAN Lorne wel­comed Al­lan Glens to Glen­cruit­ten last Satur­day look­ing to over­turn a 30-15 de­feat suf­fered away from home to Glens ear­lier in the sea­son. The Green Ma­chine fielded a strong side for the game with cap­tain Craig Wright back in the side af­ter re­cov­er­ing from in­jury. There was also a first home ap­pear­ance from prop Rhys Brodie.

Oban found them­selves in con­trol of the game and led 12-5 at half­time. The vis­i­tors hit back aided by a man- of-the match per­for­mance from their out­side cen­tre who ran in three se­cond half tries against the run of play to win 24-12.

This was the most dis­ap­point­ing out­come of any Oban Lorne fix­ture this sea­son, par­tic­u­larly be­cause the match was played at home. De­spite re­cent wins against He­lens­burgh and Car­rick, the Green Machne find them­selves lan­guish­ing near the foot of the league ta­ble with only Ar­gyll ri­vals He­lens­burgh and Ayr­shire side Irvine be­neath them. Although the team find them­selves in the lower reaches of the league, things can change quickly in what is a close, com­pet­i­tive league.

Oban travel to face league lead­ers East Kil­bride this Satur­day for a re-match of the first league game of the sea­son when EK won 13- 8 at Glen­cruit­ten.

With seven league places be­tween the teams, Oban are still con­fi­dent of claim­ing a re­sult against a side which has stut­tered in re­cent weeks.

Kick off is 2pm in East Kil­bride.

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