Lanark undone by league leaders Bishopton
The Royal Burgh club were unable to repeat their Hyndland heroics
Lanark had another tough day on Saturday when they went down 50-7 against Bishopton. It was a repeat of what has been their bug bear so far this season - a lack of players. They started with the full XV but again through injuries, and having no reserves to call on, finished two men short.
Lanark have a lot of talent, but with fitness levels perhaps not what they should be, the shortage of numbers is proving a major problem.
Lanark started strongly with the forwards well to the fore. They were caught out early by a quickly taken penalty close to their line to give Bishopton their opening try but they were still well into the game with score 14-0 at half time.
A dislocated shoulder and a head knock leaving Lanark with thirteen players and visibly tiring pack made the final stages more than difficult. In all they scored a further five tries. To Lanark’s credit they didn’t give up and it was noted they were applauded by the home support when in the final minutes Matt Campbell crossed for their consolation try. Andrew Angus added the points.
This Saturday Lanark are due to travel to Fort William for their first meeting with Lochaber who have joined the league this season and who are already proving to be a force to be reckoned with.
The Eagles, which is open to all children in primary one to seven, resumes training at the Racecourse this Saturday from 9.30am to 11am.