Heavy away de­feat for Lochaber

The Oban Times - - Sport -

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.

Col­lapsed scrum

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.

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