Glens are scrum-thing special at home to EK

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A STOUT defence was the solid foundation for an Allan Glen’s RFC win at the weekend.

Allan Glen’s................... 15

East Kilbride.................. 11

In a game of no quarter asked or given Glens notched up a win based on a secure defence.

Greenfield opened the scoring for the visitors with a penalty after 10 minutes against the run of play.

Glens replied shortly afterwards with a try by Sean Kirk, when a pick-up by Stich gave him the space to outrun the opposing defence to touch down on the wing.

The Glens scrum was severely under pressure and their lineout wasn’t working as it should – resulting in East Kilbride having 90 per cent of territorial advantage.

It was only tenacious defending by the home side that denied the visitors further scores.

However, Greenfield did stroke over another penalty just before the break to make a half-time score of 5- 6.

Whatever coach Mark Mooney said to them at the break Glens were a transformed team in the second half.

They reversed the scrummaging honours and gave the visitors’ scrum half a difficult time with his scrum constantly moving backwards.

Even the lineout improved and not long after the restart Jono Murrell barged over – breaking several tackles in the process. Anderson converted.

When 22-stone Andy Meharry came on for Glens at tight head prop and with Gordon Pirret at lock the Glens scrum was well and truly secure and the home side did gain a good advantage in possession and territory.

However, a pick and go session by the East Kilbride forwards did result in wing forward Calum Aitkin touching down from a driving maul.

Futher pressure by Glens resulted in a successful penalty by Glens young stand off Ciaran Anderson to complete the day’s scoring.