Young 1st team fail to overcome confident Lenzie.
Bankies travelled to local rivals Lenzie with a much changed team, which brought the average age way down, although the young men performed heroically in the end they were well beaten and recorded their
worst defeat of the season in this their last league game.
After an even first ten minutes Lenzie opened the scoring with a penalty from McDonnell, Bankies responded immediately when Jamie Boyd ripped the ball from a Lenzie player in the middle of the field and ran fifty yards to score under the posts for a great try - Ross Moffatt converted to make the score 7-3 to the vistors. The home team fought back and in twenty minutes their prop scored under the post’s after good line out work by their forwards, kick converted 10-7 to Lenzie.
For the next twenty minutes Clydebank had their best spell of the game and came close on a couple of occasions, until David McLintock made the breakthrough after great work by Michael Starkey who put the full back over in the corner. The conversion was missed to leave the score 12-10 to the visitors. Unfortunately this would be the final time Clydebank would be ahead in the game as against the run of play the home team scored a try right on half time which they converted to make the score at the interval 17-12.
Clydebank were still very much in the game for about a minute of the second half until Lenzie scored straight from the kick off. It all started when the visiting forwards failed to collect the restart kick each leaving it to the other and in the end a Lenzie player stole the ball from under their noses to set up the try which was converted 24-12. It started to look bad for the boys in red and black and sure enough Lenzies’s
fourth try came shortly afterwards and the home side were out of sight, Clydebank were playing for pride only and on the whole they performed well against a now rampant home side. Two more try’s quickly followed which made it a hat trick for their prop Queenan and the score was now 38-12.
Clydebank gave all their subs a run out, as the game was now beyond them, they were Daniel Donnelly who
replaced Lloyd McCord, Sean Smith came on for Dave McLintock, Peter Watson for Alex Allan and Joe Moore for Alan Cameron and finally young Jack McCombe made his much awaited first team debut.
In the dying minutes Lenzie scored their final try making the final score 43-12, a learning experience for
the young team maybe not a happy one but one they will remember for a long time. Clydebank’s man of the match the irrepressible Jamie Boyd who punches well above his weight.
So Clydebank finish 5th in the RBS West Division 2 and will be happy enough with that.