Stewartry lose out to last-minute conversion
side were over once more out wide. The conversion was missed.
With only eight minutes left Stewartry attacked up the middle from a scrum but were stopped 15 metres short. Cambuslang were penalised for not rolling away and Mosey made sure of the penalty points to make it 24-15.
The Blacks survived a determined push with five minutes left when they managed to hold the ball up twice as the home packed pushed over.
Stewartry were penalised for not binding at the third scrum and were then penalised for going in at the side as they desperately tried to stop the wave of Cambuslang pressure. Underwood was yellow carded for being off his feet.
Unsurprisingly the home side opted for another scrum and the extra man saw them over for a try, converted, to make it a twopoint game with only three minutes left.
It was backs to the wall for Stewartry as they put up stoic defence against the rolling tide of attacks. They survived a breakthrough but the wind kept the clearing penalty infield allowing Cambuslang back into their 22.
The Blacks were awarded a penalty for offside. It was taken quickly and turned over allowing the home pack to nip in for a try, the conversion being the last kick of the game.
It was an unfortunate result for the Blacks. They should have won what was a very tight game. However, there were some very good phases of play, both in attack and defence with some good individual performances.
Stewartry squad: J Finland (capt), A Wilson, T J McCarnie, R Austin, J Muir, C Mosey, J Picken, S Broll, B Spence, I McMorran, D Maxwell, A Kerr, M Taylor, R Underwood, J Fisher, K McGuire, J Jamieson, J Dawson, S Milligan.
Lineout Action from Stewarry’s match away against Cambuslang on Saturday Picture courtesy of Ali Bean