Loch Lomond Minis kicked off their season last Sunday with a host of teams in action in Milngavie against West of Scotland and Stirling.

The sides were playing competitive rugby for the first time since June, with new faces involved at the Primary 1- 3 level and at Primary 7 level the seniors were introduced to new laws of the game.

The Primary 1-3 team were in a mixed training session with players from the West of Scotland side developing skills and building confidence with other rugby fanatics. Elsewhere, three battling performances from the Primary 4 side saw them come away with a 100% record.

Loch Lomond showed no signs of still being on their summer holidays in their opening game as they thrashed the West of Scotland side 13-6 before recording another victory in a 8-5 win.

In their final match tiredness was starting to play a factor but the outcome was the same as Lomond Minis rounded off the morning with their third win from three.

The Primary 5 side had a mixed morning as they were unlucky to lose out by one try in their first game but responded well with a 12-11 win in their second contest.

The team played some quick, fluid rugby and battled well despite only having enough bodies for one team with their opponents having enough to allow them to make changes if necessary.

The most senior side in action, Primary 7, faced the step up to new laws of the game including the introduction of a second row to the scrums and two player line outs.

Loch Lomond dealt with the new laws well but some march sharpness was missing as the West of Scotland ran out 4-1 winners.

However, the rustiness had disappeared by the next game with Lomond securing a 5-2 win in a battling performance.

And, in the final game against Stirling County, Lomond survived a late rally and held out for a 5-4 win after leading by three at half time.

The first competitive action of the season was hailed a success, but it’s not too late to join from P1-S6 level – if you would like to find out more contact John on 07802698841.