Lenzie coast to win and bonus point against league rivals

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Lenzie RFC 24

Cambuslang 12

West League Division 2

BEFORE the game these two sides were lying in third and fourth places in the league and a tight tussle was expected by the large crowd.

Lenzie attempted to get the scoreboard moving after 12 minutes but the penalty kick by Morrison drifted wide. Soon after Lenzie were awarded a five metre scrum and from the solid platform a textbook pickup by No 8 Queenan saw the ball transferred by Byres to Nisbet allowing the right winger to get the first try.

The conversion was missed and the hosts led 5-0.

After 24 minutes Lenzie were going backwards, with no-one taking responsibility for tidying up when Nisbet gathered the ball and showed how it should be done.

From half-way he beat three men with dazzling footwork and then pinned back his ears to scorch in for a try converted by Morrison.

Cambuslang were trying to get back into the game but were undone by good Lenzie tackling and some wayward handling by their back three.

The disruption to Lenzie’s backs meant youngsters Lowrie and McAslan had to play in unfamiliar positions which they initially found tough but they gained in confidence and began to show their potential.

A good chase by the latter gained Lenzie good field position and it was followed by a tap penalty fed from Morrison to Queenan who proved unstoppable from five metres out. The successful conversion made it 19-0.

In contrast to the first, the second half was a dour affair when the penalty count against Lenzie was high and further injuries disrupted the team. Lenzie’s highlight came after two minutes and was Nisbet getting his hat-trick and Lenzie’s bonus point fourth try. This followed a solid scrum and slick handling by Lenzie’s three-quarter line and took the lead to 24-0.

Cambuslang raised their game and scored on the right after a missed tackle. They followed this by another try in the last minute to make the final score 24-12.

Lenzie were happy to maintain their unbeaten run and keep the pressure on Annan at the top of the table.

Next week they travel to local rivals Cumbernauld, kick-off is 2pm.

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