Victory for Stornoway rugby lads

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Stornoway Rugby Club secured their third league victory of the season when they defeated RAF Lossiemouth at home at the weekend.

The final score was 14 – 5 and this result lifts Stornoway clear of bottom-placed Banff, who have now played all their fixtures while the islanders still have another three to play.

Yet despite the success the result still seemed to displease coach Angus Mackay.

He said: “I thought we made it very hard for ourselves and gave Lossie far too many chances, it could very easily have gone the other way.”

Indeed, as the opening exchanges unfolded it was very much a nip and tuck affair. While the islanders dominated territory,

Lossie enjoyed the lion’s share of possession.

But Angus Williams, playing in the back row, put in a tremendous shift of tackling and young Calum John MacDonald used his brute strength to repel the big Lossie forwards.

See this week’s Stornoway Gazette, out now, for a full report from the match.