Ste­wartry lose out to last-minute con­ver­sion

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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

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