THE Lomond School and Helensburgh Rugby Club combined rugby sides were back in action last week as they took on St Columba’s School.

The S1s hosted a St Columba’s team who were willing to go forward with pace in almost every phase of play.

At the break the score was Lomond/Helensburgh 3 St Columba’s 13, the home side’s try was scored by Lambert.

Playing up the slope in the second half, the S1s were up against it right from the start and St Columba’s ran in four more scores.

The Lomond/Helensburgh U16’s side continued their unbeaten run in the Conference by beating St Columba’s 50-7 at home.

The Lomond/Helensburgh side absorbed a lot of pressure in defence but the transition into attack on turnovers won them the game.

This was another good team performance and tries came from Peden (x2), Cashmore, Chapman (x2), Caskie, Davies and Murray.

A depleted Lomond/Helensburgh U18 side travelled to Kilmacolm on Saturday.

The game started frantically with both sides moving the ball wide to seek a way around the strong midfield defences.

An injury to one of the Lomond/Helensburgh players meant that with no substitutes they had to continue with 14 men.

St Columba’s had most of the possession and were camped in the L/H 22m area, but some great defence, in particular from Finlay Gray on the blindside of a 5m scrum stopped St Columba’s scoring any points in the first half.

Towards the end of the half Nick Fish picked up a loose ball in midfield and showed great pace to run away under the posts to make it 7-0 at half-time.

In the second half that same rugged defence worked but the numerical disadvantage took its toll and St Columba’s ran in two converted tries.

The S2s squared up against a very physical St Columba’s team.

The team did their best to stop the opposition’s strong runners, but they eventually kept running out of numbers.

In spite of St Columba’s dominating the close quarters, L/H managed two excellent tries through Mackenzie Lennox’s strong run, and an opportunist quick tap and go from Andrew Jackson Leach.

The Transitus side headed over to Kilmalcom on Saturday to take on their old foes St Columba’s.

Playing 13-a-side the teams played out an entertained 2-2 draw as Magnus Gray and Euan McCartney scored the tries for Lomond and Helensburgh before half-time.