Glens get back on track against Annan

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BISHOPBRIGGS rugby stars Allan Glen’s got back to winning ways at the weekend.

Allan Glen’s........... 31

Annan.................. 8

It took Annan 10 minutes to open the scoring with a penalty by McCann.

Glens replied a few minutes later with a try when McKeown hacked on a loose ball from his own 22 line, kicking the ball before him and finally diving on the ball for a great individual score. Thomson converted.

Almost immediately the visitors’ number eight, Barns, charged down a Glens clearance kick and beat the defence to the touch down.

The home team scored three more tries before the break – one by scum half Milne from a ruck near the visitors’ line, another by McKeown when he broke from the visitors’ 22 and one by Gray from a push over scrum.

For the first part of the second half Annan applied severe pressure on the home team and it was only superb defence that kept the Glens line secure. Play raged from end to end and it was only a few minutes from the whistle that Glens were awarded a penalty try when McKeown was tackled without the ball when following up a kick for a certain try. Again Thomson converted.

Annan had a lot of possession and could have scored more points if decision making had been better and if they had a bit more pace.

Allan Glen’s 2ndXV............. 15

Whitecraigs 2nd XV............. 27

Allan Glen’s U18s.............. 10

Clydebank U18s................. 42

This was only the second time that the Glens U18s played together and with some very inexperienced lads they took on a strong Clydebank side.

Clydebank opened the scoring after just five minutes by a try by centre McCann, converted by Jenkins.

The visitors replied almost immediately when Moore evaded the home defence and touched down near the wing. Thereafter each side scored another try – McCann again for Clydebank and Wood for Glens. Jenkins added a penalty for the home side making a half-time score of 17-10. However after the break the size and experience of the Clydebank side showed as they added four tries to their total making a convincing win.

Glens youngsters did well for the time they had played together and can only improve.