Uddingston Rugby Club travelled to Helensburgh last Saturday for their RBS West Division 2 fixture, looking to continue the form that had brought them wins in their previous 2 fixtures. Unfortunately for the Villagers they met a side who are looking to push themselves back to the top of the table and challenge for the Division 2 title.
Despite a spirited performance by the Villagers they came home with a 43-0 defeat, a scoreline which didn’t reflect the work and effort the young Uddingston squad put into the match.
With Helensburgh having secured the 4 try bonus by half time with a 24-0 advantage, the second 40 minutes was always going to be tuff for Uddingston and a further 3 tries, 2 converted, brought up the final score.
While the 1st XV were at Helensburgh the 2nd XV at long last managed to get a fixture. Having had their last few matches postponed by the opposition they were delighted to welcome Cumbernauld to Castle Policies.
Having defeated the same opposition earlier in the season the Villagers were looking to do the double, and get their league campaign restarted. On a wet, heavy pitch the Villagers started well and turned around 19-5 ahead at the interval thanks to 3 excellent tries from Connor Bradley, Liam Quinn and Cammy Blake coupled with 2 successful conversions from the boot of Chris Naughton.
Despite the strong opening period the Villagers were not in total control of the match and Cumbernauld started the second period with renewed enthusiasm scoring 2 converted tries within 10 minutes to level the scores at 19-19.
This could have been disaster for the Villagers however this young side don’t know when to quit. A further 3 tries from Keith Bradley, Gavin Quinn and a second for Connor Bradley saw the Villagers storm ahead, finishing the match comfortable winners 36-19.
Next Saturday, 12th November, both 1st and 2nd XV’s are scheduled to host their counterparts from Lenzie in respective league fixtures. Both matches are scheduled to kick-off at 2pm.