LOCH Lomond Hockey Club’s second team were unfortunate not to get on the scoresheet as they lost out against a well-organised and strong Uddingston team on a cold and cloudy Sunday morning.

Despite Kara Kerr being a young first-time captain, she did a great job at gathering her team for their warm-up and assisting coach Anne McGregor throughout the team talks as they prepared for their West District Division 4 clash at the weekend.

Loch Lomond produced some good hockey on occasions and had a few shots on goal but unfortunately they couldn’t find enough up front to trouble a solid Uddingston defence as they went in at half-time trailing 3-0.

With some key players missing and a few players not in their first choice of position, Loch Lomond felt they were fighting a slight uphill battle from the off against their experienced opponents who had 16 players to choose from and were able to use the rolling substitutes rule to their advantage throughout.

Uddingston were playing well, though, and went on to add to their advantage in the second-half despite the best efforts of every player on the Loch Lomond team who looked a more steady side after the break.

The well-deserved Player of the Match was awarded to Lomond goalkeeper Emma O’Neill, who did well to save some fantastic shots and did not stop fighting for her team throughout as shown in the strong second-half performance.

The runners-up were defender Jane Neil and midfielder Zuby Kofi who helped keep the scoreline respectable in the second-half in an all-round enjoyable game for both teams with Martin Robertson for stepping in as umpire.

Elsewhere, the first team were all set to take on Giffnock who unfortunately conceded at the last minute with Loch Lomond awarded a 5-0 win and all three points for the no-show.