It was an exciting weekend of rugby for the Loch Lomond Mini youngsters as they travelled over the hill to Helensburgh to take part in their annual mini rugby festival.

Lomond fielded a full team at P4 level as they enjoyed five games of rugby in quick succession. Their opening two games against Strathendrick and Birkmyre came too soon in the day with both opponents putting on an excellent and well-organised display with powerful running as Lomond tried their best to compete but hadn’t quite found their form yet.

The Lomond kids began to communicate more effectively and worked as a team after the slow start with a better all round effort against home side Helensburgh.

The final two matches of the day saw them line up against Cambuslang and Helensburgh’s second side as they finally hit their stride, putting in two excellent performances full of pace and fantastic defensive work as they rounded off their day in style.

The P6 side, meanwhile, looked in great form from the off with an excellent win over Strathendrick to start the day before an impressive draw against Birkmyre in their second outing.

Two tough matches against Gargunnock and hosts Helensburgh followed before they finished the day with a convincing win over Cambuslang.

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Bishopton Rugby Club host the next mini festival on Sunday, June 2.

The Loch Lomond U13 side were also in action at the weekend as they welcomed Helensburgh to the Dillichip for their final game of the season.

The U13s have suffered from a disjointed run of fixtures over the last few months with a lack of match sharpness on show as a very well-drilled Burgh side took advantage.

Lomond did make the odd strong run but their attack was too narrow as Burgh managed to shut them down.

The youngsters continued to play with a determination but they weren’t quite clinical enough as Burgh ran out deserved winners.

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