BISHOPTON RFC continued their strong start to the season with a 39-12 home win over Lochaber on Saturday.

Following on from a commanding 51 -12 victory over Hyndland on the opening weekend of the season, the Holmpark side were once again in fine form.

But it was the away side who started on the front foot. From a lineout they managed to spin the ball wide and after hitting a couple of rucks the brave Lochaber player that arrived at the back played the dummy pass off the ruck and then launched himself over the top to score the first points of the day. The difficult conversion attempt was pulled across the face of the posts. 0-5

Bish responded and soon won a penalty which Max Catto stepped up and slotted straight through the posts.

Bishopton got their first try after a timely interception from scrum half Ruari Taylor, the Lochaber players could only stand and watch as Taylor sprinted in before diving between the posts for the five points. With Catto adding the extras Bishopton took the lead at 10-5.

Bish prop Moore then took matters into his own hands after a spell of pressure from Bishopton, he received the ball seven meters out. Having seen him coming, five men exploded off the line to stop him but were not able to as he got his body low and drove over to open his account for the year.

The kick from Catto was not to be as it hit the post.

The final score of the half came in the form of a penalty to Bishopton, from right in front of the posts Catto took the three to give Bish a half-time lead of 18-5.

Bishopton started the second half strongly. Taylor once again showed quick thinking and feet to intercept. He then looked to throw the long pass out to the backs before taking advantage of the mismatch on the blindside and cantering in for his second try of the day again from 20 meters. Catto added the extras to make it 25-5.

Lochaber were again under pressure in the scrum and were forced into a quick kick that went directly into touch, from here Bishopton took the lineout that was overthrown into the hands of Ryan Moore who again made ground by going around players to make his way to the 5m line.

From here Kyle Haldane was able to get over the white wash for his first try for the club. Catto added the extra two from right in front of the posts once more.

Having gained the bonus point Bishopton started to look to the bench and brought on a flurry of replacements.

Alistair Doak then got to within inches of his first of the season before the ball was popped up to Ryan Moore, who was able to find a gap and touch down. Catto made the conversion once more, before a late consolation try and coversion for Lochaber.