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Allan Glens | 28.03.2015

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Last Saturday the Garnock team travelled to the Bearyards in Bishopbriggs to take on Allan Glens in overcast and windy conditions.

After heavy overnight rain the pitch was remarkably good and Garnock started brightly, with driving forward play, but unfortunately couldn’t make a breakthrough. Despite having the benefit of the strong wind, Allan Glens persisted in three quarter moves which was good practice for the second half. After 15 minutes there was still no scoring and from a penalty Garnock kicked to the left corner,but lost the ensuing lineout. The homesters launched a high kick which was not cleared by three Garnock defenders and Allan Glens flanker picked up to score a converted try in the right corner, leading 7-0.

This encouraged the home team and they stole a heel against the head when Garnock were pressing. They moved downfield and after a neat move by the backs scored in the corner, despite a great tackle by scrum half Jared Reekie.

Garnock regrouped and again had a good spell of pressure without scoring. They were still in the match despite being 12-0 down, and looked forward to wind advantage after the break,but unfortunately Allan Glens centre burst through in injury time for a try, to take the lead by 19 points at the interval.

Garnock introduced long term injured reserves Rory Walker and Grant Ruxton after the break,but later lost their hooker Loach which disrupted the scrums. The visitors were unable to get enough ball to utilise the elements with Allan Glen forwards dominating the game, giving their dangerous backs plenty of opportunities to attack. They scored three tries, two converted to run out easy winners 36-0,ending a disappointing day for the visitors.

Garnock squad: E Perry,J.Calvert,L.Wynn,J.Taggart,I.Halbert,C.Neill,J.Reekie,J.Miller,I.Loach,G.Paul,J.Watson,L.McGeachy,D.Ramay-Miller,M.Shiells,A.Miller,R.Walker,G.Ruxton

Garnock’s next match is Sat 4th April against Helensburgh at Lochshore.

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