Bonus point brings hope to Villlagers chasing first win

Uddingston's Garry McGill leads the charge at the Cambuslang defence
Uddingston's Garry McGill leads the charge at the Cambuslang defence

Uddingston are still looking for their first win of the season after going down 50-24 to Cambuslang at Bothwell Castle Policies on Saturday.

However the Villagers did take some consolation after securing a four try bonus point in the BT West Division 2 fixture with their local rivals.

Uddingston drew first blood after just three minutes, Scott Burns stepping inside from the wing and driving through the despairing tacklers for a try which Garry McGill converted.

Despite this setback, Cambuslang got themselves back into the match and three tries, two of which were converted, gave them a 19-7 advantage.

The home side hit back on 19 minutes when Ross McKeown was on hand to finish off a strong attacking sequence. McGill’s kick was off target but the Villagers were back in the game.

With the match approaching half-time Uddingston scored again. McGill made it to the try line, was unable to ground the ball, and Keith Bradley finished the job off by securing the ball and claiming the try. The conversion attempt fell short, leaving the Villagers 19-17 behind at the break.

Early in the second half the visitors’ fourth try restored their seven point advantage but McKeown broke down the blind side for his second try and McGill’s conversion squared the match at 24-24.

Unfortunately for the Villagers this was the last time they were to disturb the scoreboard and another Cambuslang scoring spree of four tries and three conversions in 10 minutes put paid to their hopes.

On Saturday the Villagers make the short trip to North Lanarkshire to face Cumbernauld in a league fixture. Kick-off is 2pm.