Young rugby sides give teamwork a try!
ALLAN Glen's Rugby Academy and Lenzie RFC Midi sections have joined forces this season at U15 and U16 level.
The combined U16 team has entered the West of Scotland U16 Division 2 North League, with the U15s a development team.
In their first league game, following two training sessions, the U16 side lost their opening league game against Hillhead/Jordanhill. However, there was much to be positive about.
Due to a break in the U16 league fixtures on September 26, an U15 game was arranged with Biggar RFC U15.
Eighteen players, 12 from Lenzie and six from Allan Glens, together with coaches and supporters made the hour-long journey to Biggar, for the first U15 game of the season.
From the kick off Lenzie/Allan Glens (LAG) took the game to Biggar.
The LAG forwards secured good, fast ball for LAG backs to exploit the gaps in Biggar's defence.
Biggar looked the team who had never played together as LAG dominated from the start. It was not long before LAG scored the first of their five tries, when Jamie Cribbes scored in the corner. Kieran Wyber kicked the conversion.
As the first 20-minute session went on LAG continued to dominate. LAG's defence was outstanding, stopping every attack with a first-class tackling display, led by Jamie Hendry.
By the end of the opening 20 minutes LAG had scored three more tries from Jamie Hendry, Steven Bowie and a second from Jamie Cribbes. Kieran Wyber converted two of these tries to make the score Biggar 0-LAG 26.
In the second 20-minute session LAG soaked up all the pressure from Biggar with an outstanding defensive display.
Just before the end of the session, Craig Service picked up a loose ball just outside the LAG 22-metre line and sprinted up the touch line to score LAG's fifth try. Craig Willis kicked the conversion to make it Biggar 0-LAG 33.
In the final 20 minutes LAG continued to soak up attack after attack. With 10 minutes to go, Biggar scored the first of their three tries. In the final five minutes Biggar crossed the try line twice more. All three were converted to make the final score Biggar 21-LAG 33.
Lenzie/Allan Glens U15 team: Martin Cusack, Niall Allen, Robbie Young, Jamie Hendry, Steven Bowie, Craig Munnings, Jamie Cribbes, Lewis Campbell, Jack Smith, Josh McKenna, Martin Carvalho, Blair Easdon, Cameron Macnab, Craig Service, Craig Bowhay, Craig Willis, Kieran Wyber, Aaron Burns.
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