TEN tries and no reply – that was the story for Lenzie RFC at the weekend.
Recent games between these two sides have been evenly balanced, but on a perfect day for rugby Lenzie put Clydebank to the sword.
Lenzie scored 10 tries and one of the best was their first score – in the opening minute – which set the tone of the game.
Attacking from their own half, precise passing from Jones and McDonnell allowed winger McBride to touch down for a try, converted by captain Morrison.
The skipper and his half-back partner, Paterson, ran the game well for Lenzie, especially in the first half as the home team mounted numerous and varied attacks. Lenzie’s second try was scored from close range by Derrick, followed by two from Jones – sandwiching a chip and chase from Nesbit, which secured the bonus point.
Clydebank tackled manfully, but Lenzie were creating overlaps and used the ball well to create chances.
When Clydebank did gain possession they were faced with determined defence from the home side who fought hard to get the ball back. As half-time arrived Lenzie took their lead to 40-0 with a try by McManus.
Clydebank regrouped after the break and tried to take the game to Lenzie, but they were allowed little room by the home defence. Lenzie’s back row scored the four second-half tries with Derrick and McManus each getting their second and Queenan and Brett snagging one each.
Brett and Telford were making their comeback after long-term injury and it was good to see them in action again.
The game also saw the debut of Iain MacKenzie who fitted in well. The final score was 64-0 and the bonus point maintained Lenzie’s second place in the league.
Although Lenzie played very well on Saturday it is hoped they continue to seek improvement at training as this week they travel to Strathaven. The second XV are at home to Cartha.
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