Friendly fix­tures for Un­der-16s

The Oban Times - - Sport -

OBAN Lorne Un­der-16s hosted Ar­gyll ri­vals Kin­tyre and High­land vis­i­tors Lochaber at Glen­cruit­ten on Satur­day.

The games were or­gan­ised to give the Oban team some game time ahead of next week­ends cup match against Marr Un­der-16s and also to give Kin­tyre and Lochaber a com­pet­i­tive fix­ture with both teams num­bers grow­ing over the course of the sea­son. First up Oban took on Lochaber un­der the guid­ance of ref­eree, lo­cal rugby de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer, Al­lan Wright. The hosts ran out com­fort­able 64- 0 win­ners over the course of 40 min­utes of rugby. De­spite the heavy score­line there was some great play from the vis­i­tors, with a lack of match ex­pe­ri­ence be­ing the only real dif­fer­ence be­tween the sides.

Next up both vis­it­ing teams played a short 30-minute game, with the con­test fin­ish­ing 24-22 in favour of Lochaber.

To fin­ish the day, a com­bined Lochaber and Kin­tyre side took on Oban who put in a more pol- ished per­for­mance than the first game to run out 52- 0 win­ners. The day was a great op­por­tu­nity to gain some vi­tal game time for all the play­ers who at­tended with more lo­cal games like these hope­fully be­ing ar­ranged be­tween now and the end of the sea­son.

Oban play­ers such as Euan Shearer, Kieron Mor­ri­son and An­gus Neil im­pressed on the day with stand-out per­for­mances. This Sun­day Oban Lorne Un­der-16s take on Marr RFC in the first round of the West Re­gional Cup Com­pe­ti­tion. The game will be played at Glen­cruit­ten. Kick off TBC.

Un­der-13 and Un­der-14 rugby

This Sun­day Oban’s Un­der-13 and Un­der-14 rugby teams travel to Big­gar RFC to take part in their first match of the new year. Both teams will be look­ing to build on a promis­ing start to the sea­son when they com­peted in the West U13 and U14 league fix­tures.

Un­der-12 girls’ rugby

Oban will field an Un­der-12 girls team for the first time this Sun­day as the newly-formed team travel to Ed­in­burgh to take part in an Un­der-12 Girls Fes­ti­val at Ste­wart’s Melville RFC. Girls rugby is grow­ing faster than ever at Oban Lorne/ Oban High School, with at least nine girls tak­ing part in the new S1 in­take for the School of Rugby pro­gramme.

Photos: Kevin McG­lynn

Oban’s Robert Ma­claugh­lin makes a break for the line dur­ing the game against Lochaber.

An­gus Neil dives over to score for Oban Un­der-16 against Lochaber.

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