Helensburgh and Lomond School’s combined rugby sides played against their Wellington School counterparts last weekend.

The S1s faced a well drilled Wellington side who had travelled to Helensburgh keen to play attacking rugby.

The first half was very evenly matched, and both teams worked hard to work the ball into the wide channels.

At half time Wellington were one score ahead with a converted try.

Playing down the slope in the second half, Wellington ran in a further five tries, of which four were converted.

The S1s were also very unlucky not to score following a cheeky restart which took them deep into the Wellington 22 before the ball was knocked on.

Throughout the match the S1s tried to play attacking rugby, but this week the team seemed to have lost some of the momentum they had displayed against Lenzie.

This week Clark, Lambert, Zegintzov and Peace made their debut in the squad.

Whitworth played well in the second row and Giarchi put in a solid display of tackling.

The Lomond and Helensburgh S2s were beaten by Wellington 19-5.

The Ayr school opened the scores with a well-taken interception try, but Helensburgh/Lomond responded through a barnstorming run and try from Mackenzie Lennox.

Burgh and Lomond’s pack rucked and tackled bravely, with David Chapman to the fore, but eventually the Wellington pack’s superiority told.

On a beautiful day for running rugby the under-15s team headed down to Ayrshire to play an Ayr/ Wellington side.

Playing a development game of three thirds the boys started slowing losing the first period 10-0.

The next period saw the Lomond and Helensburgh boys playing their best rugby of the game with a brace of tries by Iain Fulton, the first of which a brilliant individual effort and the second coming from a great passage of team play. The second period ended 12-7.

The final period tested the early season fitness of both teams and it was Ayr/Wellington who took the spoils with a third period score of 5-0.

Helensburgh/Lomond’s under-16s, however, made it three wins in a row with a thumping 47-14 victory over an Ayr/Wellington combined side.

After an early start, and a long trip down to the Ayrshire coast, the under-16s started off strongly, however a little disorganisation in defence allowed the hosts to go seven points up after five minutes.

Another slip up in defence allowed the home side to extend their lead to 14 points.

However the Helensburgh/Lomond side found some positivity in their play and turned the game around, scoring three tries before half-time through David Rowney, Cammy Murray and Charlie Hartie.

The U16 team kept up the pressure in the second half, with a reorganised defence that kept out the home team on numerous occasions.

Through smart offensive play the under-16 team scored two early tries via Murray and Bryn Davies.

Off the restart Hartie completed his brace after beating three players and before out pacing the Ayr/Wellington backs to score from inside his own half - a great try from the prop.

In the last minutes of the game Fraser Cashmore was on the end of an inside ball from his winger, just rewards for his supporting runs throughout the game.

Conversions were added by Con Mundie (4), and Warren Smith (2), to give Helensburgh/Lomond a convincing victory.

Another improving team performance on Saturday saw Helensburgh/Lomond's under-18s beat Ayr/Wellington 28-10.

Faster ball away from the tackle area allowed Joe Bull to get his backline moving well and some great rucking by Fraser helped supply quick ball for his team.

There was strong running by Fletcher at centre enabled gaps in the defence for forwards Ashdown and Girvan to break the gain line.

Scores by Fish, a double from Farrar and a fantastic solo effort by Guy, with all of the tries converted, sealed the win.