Annan RFC 42 vs Cambuslang RFC 10

Cambuslang Rugby Club head coach Jamie Seery is confident his side can avenge their weekend defeat to Annan in their rematch tonight. A depleted Coats Park outfit lost 42-10 to their Dumfriesshire opponents, knowing a win would all but secure their safety from relegation. The Cambus failed to score in the first half but came out of the traps quickly after the half-time interval. Chad McGlame and Louis Senter managed to bag a try each in the opening exchanges of the second 40 minutes. However, costly errors were once again Cambuslang’s downfall as they fell to their 15th loss of the season and coach Seery told the Reformer: “I’m disappointed with the result. We were hoping to get as much as five points which would have made a big difference in terms of whether we were staying up or not. “We created plenty of opportunities but made silly mistakes and lost momentum. It was pretty tough. We came out in the second half and scored two quick tries but they ended up running away with it in the end. “We didn’t have a full squad, we only had 16 players. So you were asking players to play a full 80 minutes when they are not used to that. And Annan are a decent side. We need to pick ourselves up and focus on Wednesday.”

Cambuslang are due to play Annan tonight but await the news of their unscheduled meeting with Oban Lorne. According to Seery, the deadline for fixtures in the BT West League Division 1 are to be played by May 20, putting their clash with relegation-threatened Oban in doubt. But the Cambuslang coach is aware a win against Annan this evening will render their final match meaningless for his men. He explained: “We are meant to play Annan on Wednesday and Oban on the Saturday but nothing has been confirmed and it needs to be played before the cut off date on May 20 which creates an issue, “But our focus is just on the Annan game, if we get the win and Oban lose their next game that guarantees we stay up. We should have a strong squad back for this game. We know if we win, that game with Oban will not affect us at all.”