Oban Lorne en­ter­tain Hill­foots tour­ing side

The Oban Times - - Sport -

OBAN Lorne’s se­nior rugby team en­ter­tained a tour­ing Hill­foots side on Fri­day evening in prepa­ra­tion for Satur­day’s an­nual Mull 7s tour­na­ment.

The Oban side fielded a mix­ture of 1st XV and 2nd XV play­ers and won the game com­fort­ably with some of the best rugby played by the team all sea­son.

Pleas­ing for the home sup­port was the large num­ber of young play­ers in the team who have re­cently pro­gressed into se­nior rugby from Oban High School. They in­cluded Ru­fus Stones, Alex Houston, Stephen Povey and Jack Stra­chan. Ten of the 15 Oban play­ers present are all prod­ucts of Oban High School’s rugby setup.

Af­ter the match, both sides en­joyed the so­cial side of the game with the large Hill­foots fol­low­ing en­joy­ing the use of the Glen­cruit­ten club­house. This game was the last 15-a-side fix­ture of the sea­son for an Oban Lorne team. Plans for next sea­son will be an­nounced af­ter the Oban Lorne AGM on Tuesday May 30 at 6pm in the club­house. Oban High School U14/15 28 Jed­burgh 19 Oban U14/15s played host to Bor­ders tour­ing team Jed­burgh Gram­mar School on Satur­day at Glen­cruit­ten. The Oban boys won 28-19 in a highly en­ter­tain­ing and com­pet­i­tive game. Jor­dan Nor­man opened the scor­ing with a long-range try be­fore Jed­burgh re­sponded with a try. Oban then pro­duced their best pe­riod of rugby be­fore half time and were re­warded with tries by Archie Spencer and Lewis Budge to give the boys a 21-5 half-time lead. The game be­came edgy for the home team when Jed­burgh scored twice to bring the score back to 21-19. With only a few min­utes left Oban were start­ing to hang on, but An­gus Neil scored an­other try to seal the game with a well- de­served 2819 vic­tory.

This was an ex­cel­lent re­sult against strong op­po­si­tion.

This side will form the U16 team for next sea­son’s cam­paign in the West Leagues.

Saints Un­der 16s were pre­sented with the DFDL Un­der 16 league cham­pi­onship tro­phy.

Lorne and Hill­foots play­ers have a cel­e­bra­tory drink af­ter the game. Oban

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