Rbs Premier 1 Review: Round Eight

Ayr managed to jump up two places this weekend in RBS Premier 1 with a victory over Boroughmuir at Millbrae.

The current Premier Cup champions stepped into third place after defeating the capital side 37-17. Grant Anderson, Ross Curle, Robbie Ferguson, AJ MacFarlane and Scott Sutherland all added to the tally with a try each. 

 

Ayr head coach, Kenny Murray, said: "Saturday's game was a big one for us. We knew Boroughmuir would come to Millbrae confident after perfroming well against Currie and Melrose the past two weeks.

"However, we have been improving a little bit each week and we definetly made another step up on Saturday. We have managed to only concede one try a game for the last four weeks.  

"Our next game will also be massive, as we take on Dundee HSFP at Mayfield. They have been playing well and will have the home advantage."

Melrose and Gala made it seven wins from eight as they both recorded home victories.

Gala defended the Bill McLaren Shield for a second time, meaning only two more home wins are required to becomee the first name engraved on the silverware. They defeated Stirling County 39-10.

Melrose however were run close at the Greenyards as Hawick kept them within five points (27-22) providing a very entertaining Border derby for the neutral observer.

Elsewhere Glasgow Hawks gifted their Old Anniesland faithful a much-anticipated win, as they beat Heriot’s 19-13. Aberdeen Grammar also managed to ease past Edinburgh Accies 18-13 at Raeburn Place.

Currie were the sole Edinburgh team to record a victory this weekend as they beat Dundee HSFP at home in a high scoring encounter. The match was all square at half-time, 17-17, but in the second half Currie came out and put in a consistent defensive effort and took their scoring chances when available. The game ended 37-27.