Defeat sees Lorne languish near foot of the table
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.