Loch Lomond Rugby Club’s minis and juniors enjoyed a weekend of muddy rugby as they played host to Bishopton, Greenock and Kilmarnock on Sunday.

With a great turnout among the P1 to P3 youngsters, Loch coaches were able to split the players into two teams which provided an excellent opportunity for some of the newer players to get some game experience.

The more experienced Lomond kids were able to play a longer than usual game against Greenock with the defence outstanding in the first-half, contributing to some great tries while conceding none.

Elsewhere, a mixed P4 and P5 Lomond side did well against strong opposition with plenty of goal scoring opportunities at both ends.

It was clear to see confidence rising after each game with the match against Greenock’s P5s a highlight with some fantastic skill on display.

Loch’s P6 side were up against a tough Greenock outfit and went on to take an early lead. The visitors did well to use their bigger players to burst through the Loch defence to reply but the hosts got wise to this and went on to dominate the match in an impressing showing.

Greenock pulled it back in the second-half but Lomond refused to roll over and held on for a well-deserved 9-7 win.

Bishopton were next up for the P6 youngsters and they fell behind in the first minute.

This served to wake the Loch boys up who answered with two quick tries of their own. Lomond were unfortunate in the end in mucky conditions as they narrowly lost out.

Loch Lomond’s primary 7 team learned valuable lessons as they came up against Greenock and Bishopton.

The hosts were a little slow off the mark in their opening match, denied the chance to play their natural game by an energetic Greenock side that proved too quick in defence.

That early pressure resulted in some quick tries for the visitors and a defeat for Loch.

The Lomond youngsters came out against Bishopton in their second match of the weekend looking much brighter from the off, keen to show they had learned from their opening defeat.

With much more energy and with their defensive play looking solid, they went on to record a very dominant home win in emphatic fashion.

This Sunday sees the minis travel to Strathendrick for their last fixture of 2019.

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