Lenzie vs Lang ... round one!

Duns v Lenzie in the Regional Bowl Semi-Final, Duns won the match 31-12 and will go on to play Strarhendrick in the final at Murrayfield

Duns v Lenzie in the Regional Bowl Semi-Final, Duns won the match 31-12 and will go on to play Strarhendrick in the final at Murrayfield

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TWO rugby sides clashed for the first of two battles within seven days on Saturday.

Cambuslang.............. 42

Lenzie ................. 10

Following a trip to early pace-setters Helensburgh last weekend, a new-look Lenzie visited Cambuslang on Saturday, who are also likely to challenge for the league title.

The home side started spritely and were rewarded when their centre goaled an early penalty kick following a ruck infringement.

Lenzie fell further behind when the pacey Cambuslang back-line created some splendid tries down the flanks.

However, Lenzie responded strongly and the pack in particular took the game to their opponents.

Impressive ball retention led to a successful Scouller penalty goal and on the stroke of half-time Queenan rushed onto a pass, after more good driving play from the forwards, to crash over for a well-deserved try.

At the break the away support sensed a comeback and Lenzie made good ground in the second half thanks to the promptings of scrum-half McCaulay.

However, Lenzie were unable to get on the score sheet due to stout defending by the men in green and some sloppy handling.

As the half wore on Cambuslang took control of the game and they secured a comfortable bonus-point victory thanks to a combination of clinical finishing as the away side’s defensive effort fell away.

The two sides will lock horns again this Saturday in the Bowl.

Lenzie were only 80 minutes from an appearance at Murrayfield last season and hopefully a big home crowd and improved performance will lead to a different result at Viewfield.