Heavy away defeat for Lochaber
LOCHABER travelled to an unbeaten RAF Lossiemouth on Saturday where they would be looking to get something after loosing so narrowly at home in the last minutes of the game.
Lossiemouth came racing out of the blocks right from the kick- off and it wasn’t long till they stretched the Lochaber defence to score in the corner.
The visitors hit straight back from the restart with a penalty from Ryan Davies, but it wasn’t long till Lossiemouth were back on the score sheet.
The home side continued to pressurise the Lochaber defence with a great offloading attack.
The Lochaber defence held strong through the middle, forcing Lossiemouth to stretch the defence to score out wide.
Lochaber were unable to hold on to possession for any real length of time but showed promise of a dangerous attack with ball in hand.
In the second half, with most of the forwards still on the ground from a collapsed scrum, the backs had the ball in hand. A well-worked move in the centres allowed the ball to get out to fullback Findlay Ireland who put in a wee chip and chase over the defence and raced away to score in the corner with Ryan Davies slotting the conversion from the side line to keep his 100 per cent kicking record intact.
Lochaber gained confidence from the try and were now managing to get some time on the ball. Lochaber had been pressurising the Lossiemouth line for several minutes when Ryan Davies went for a gap under the posts. Unfortunately, the gap closed with two players taking him down. Davies’s knee was injured in the tackle.
Lossiemouth cleared their line from the scrum but Lochaber, now down to 14 men, continued to come back at them but were unable to find a way through the defence.
Lossiemouth soon started to control the possession of the ball and were able to once again stretch the defence to score.
In the end Lossiemouth won the game 87-10. Lochaber are on the road again this weekend where they will take on Ross Sutherland at 2pm at the Naval Grounds, Invergordon.