Nar­row de­feat for Lorne un­der-16s

The Oban Times - - Sport -

OBAN Lorne U16s wel­comed a com­bined Strathaven and Dalziel side to Glen­cruit­ten on Sun­day in the last 16 of the West Re­gional Cup.

The home side fielded a strong squad of 19 play­ers, wel­com­ing back some key mem­bers of the squad from in­jury.

It was Oban who opened the scor­ing within the first minute off the game. A mis­placed pass from the kick off was hacked through by cen­tre David Cameron who man­aged to touch down over the line. A suc­cess­ful con­ver­sion from An­gus Neil in­creased the score to 7- 0.

The away side were us­ing their size ad­van­tage to dom­i­nate go­ing for­ward and were gifted some good field po­si­tion by an Oban team who had gone a cou­ple of weeks with­out train­ing due to school hol­i­days.

Two tries from the vis­i­tors gave them a 12-7 lead go­ing into the sec­ond half, while Oban re­sponded with a penalty kick to re­duce the score to two points.

As Oban were look­ing to score and go ahead in the game, the vis­i­tors broke clear and scored their third try of the day, tak­ing the score to 17-10.

Oban pushed hard to level the game and were held up over the try­line on a cou­ple of oc­ca­sions. With five min­utes re­main­ing Oban gave them­selves some hope by scor­ing one of the best tries wit­nessed at Glen­cruit­ten this sea­son. A break into the 22 and a fan­tas­tic over­head pass from Archie Spencer found Con­nor Tay­lor, who man­aged to put in winger Robert McLaugh­lin to score in the cor­ner.

A nar­rowly missed con­ver­sions meant that Oban trailed by two points go­ing into the clos­ing stages of the game.

De­spite a late rally, Oban were de­nied in the end and were edged out by a well drilled and phys­i­cal Strathaven/ Dalziel side.

Oban drop into the quar­ter­fi­nal of the shield com­pe­ti­tion, where they travel to face Cartha Queens Park RFC this Sun­day.

Shaun Sin­clair in ac­tion dur­ing the Snowman Rally.

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