Glens remain unbeaten in race with Carrick for title

Allan Glen's and Carrick are locked in a battle for the Division 1 title
Allan Glen's and Carrick are locked in a battle for the Division 1 title

Allan Glen’s stayed on track to lift the BT West Division 1 title with a 26-0 win away to Kilmarnock on Saturday.

The victory maintained the Bishopbriggs side’s 100 per cent record - they have won 11 out of 11 so - although they remain second in the table, just behind Carrick who have played a game more.

For virtually the whole of the first half the game was played in the Kilmarnock half but Glen’s found it very difficult to break down a stuffy home defence.

It was only in the 30th minute that Glen’s veteran prop O’Doherty broke free from a maul and sprinted to the line from 10 metres out, making the half-time score 5-0 in the visitors’ favour.

Glen’s extended their lead 10 minutes after the restart when Shanahan barged his way over to touch down between the posts, giving Thomson an easy conversion.

It was late on in the second half that Glen’s finally dominated the game and a good back move put Ekevati into the corner.

Thomson again converted before a penalty try for Glen’s finished the afternoon’s scoring.

Next up for Glen’s is a home match with Helensburgh at The Bearyards this Saturday.

Helensburgh are bottom of the table and have lost nine of their 10 games so far, including a 36-7 home loss to Glen’s in October.

With Carrick two points clear of Glen’s at the top of the table, with 11 wins out of 12, the two head-to-head clashes between them - at Carrick on March 3 and Bishopbriggs the following week - are likely to prove pivotal in the title race.