Oban Lorne Ladies hosted West of Scotland on Sunday for their 3rd home game of the season.
A tough start to the game with the referee awarding West a penalty try. Oban responded making strong tackles from Fie Cunningham and Veronica Speirs. West saw a break in Obans defence and managed to secure another try on the wing making the score 0-14 to the travelling team.
Some quick plays saw Oban moving closer to West’s try line and Julie Campbell fought her way over the line to give the girls their first score of the game.
Well matched forward packs made for competitive scrummaging, but west utilised their backs and their inside centre broke through the line to score a try, closely followed by another from Wests 10 who managed to break out a tackle and score on the wing, making the score 5-24.
Oban’s line outs were strong throughout the game and a successful play from 10 to inside centre and captain Kirsty Sinclair saw Oban’s score increase to 12-24.
Straight from the restart Oban fought hard to defend against West and a dropped ball and quick reactions from Sinclair saw Oban awarded a penalty try. (19-24)
The hosts fought hard to defend. Strong tackles from Jade Dowell, Tilly Cunningham and Arden Binnie made West work hard to get anywhere.
Oban dropped to 14 players with Katie Hamilton going off with an injury. Oban defended well not allowing West to score while down to 14 players.
Katie Hamilton returned to the field for the remaining 10 minutes, in this time West Scored bringing the final score to 19-29, unfortunately Ellie Picken was given a team yellow card for one too many penalties meaning Oban dropped back to 14 to finish the game.
Thanks to all of our supports as always and to West of Scotland for travelling.
The ladies travel to Greenock on Sunday. 2pm kick off and supporters are always welcome!