Brave Lenzie lose out to GHK pressure

Rugby update
Rugby update

GHK 64

Lenzie 3

Lenzie travelled to unbeaten league leaders GHK on Saturday knowing they had to play to all of their strengths if they were to take something from the match.

A number of key missing personnel added to the scale of their task, but full credit to the players and coaching staff for their efforts and excellent play for periods of the game.

From the start GHK put Lenzie under pressure, however, the Viewfield side sustained their efforts and worked their way into the game with Williams, McNeish and McKenzie showing up well.

GHK opened the scoring and set a pattern of play when their scrum half Aird counter attacked with pace and set Robertson free to score and add the conversion.

It was now Lenzie’s turn to apply pressure and Sutherland, Brett and Scouller forced several penalties allowing Scouller to convert to bring the score to 7 - 3.

Lenzie competed well in the scrum, line-out and ruck, with their backs gaining good ground through the middle.

However, they could not compete with the speed of GHK who, to their credit, counter attacked at every opportunity.

With the score 28-3 at half-time in GHK’s favour, Lenzie continued to take the game to the homeside with Baldman at stand off and Patterson at scrum half gaining some control.

Brambles Picken nearly had an assist when he kept Condie occupied, however, Small and McDermott could not force the try.

No complaints from Lenzie with the win for GHK, who moved the ball well and always supported the ball carrier in a game that was well refereed by Alan Campbell.

Player of the day for Lenzie was the outstanding Chris Patterson.

Lenzie are at home next week to Allan Glens with a 2pm kick-off.