LENZIE maintained their 100 per cent winning start and took four points from a very tough away fixture.
All credit must go to the team for giving everything to the cause. Some great team spirit and a will to win was shown.
The game started with a blustery cross wind. Lenzie looked sluggish from the long bus journey. There were a few handling errors, some errant passes and missed opportunities, but nerves were settled by a finely-struck penalty from Morrison after eight minutes. Lenzie started to look like the team in ascendency.
Another penalty from Morrison after 12 minutes wasn’t just reward for the pressure put on the home defence, but gave Lenzie a lead to work on.
Stewartry, with their backs up, spent the next 10 minutes camped on the Lenzie line. Some brilliant defence from the forwards and some astute and accurate counter rucking, notably from McManus, saved the whitewash from being breached.
A brief respite saw another strike from Morrison open up a nine-point lead. However, Lenzie were caught out with some lackadaisical defending. A fine driving maul from Stewartry straight after reduced the lead to two points, making it 9-7 at half-time.
Defences stifled attacks for both teams during the opening 15 minutes of the second period, with most of the play in the Lenzie half. Defensive maestros Bruno and Paton dealt with anything the backs strived to throw at them.
Lenzie saw out the match with a numerical advantage due to an illegal tackle which quite rightly saw one of the Stewartry players removed from the field. Lenzie failed to capitalise on this numerical advantage and the final score remained 9-7. Overall it was a great away victory.
This Saturday Lenzie entertain Clydebank – kick-off at 3pm, with the inaugural Lenzie Ladies Day starting at 1pm. Good luck to 3rd XV captain Alan Gilmour (Cuddles) who gets married to Bev on Saturday. Wishing you both eternal happiness!
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