Championship success for Marr and Jed-Forest

Marr and Jed-Forest will feature in the RBS National League next year after winning Championship A and B respectively, this weekend.

Marr lifting the Championship A trophy

Marr had to beat Cartha Queens Park, who were one spot above them at the top of the table going into the final game, to win the league. A 12-7 victory for the Troon side won them their fourth league title in four years, a huge achievement for the Ayrshire club.

Marr President,  Kevin Quinn, said: “Part of our club’s vision is to have our sides playing at the highest level possible and by gaining promotion we are continuing to deliver on that front.

“It was a real gutsy performance from our lads to win, as the heavy conditions played to the strengths of Cartha’s physical pack, but we stuck in and squeezed out the all-important victory in a game in which both sides showed great commitment.

“At Marr we want to get as many people as we can enjoying rugby whether it be playing, coaching or supporting, and we believe that we’re achieving this as a club.

“We have a real focus on developing our own players at Marr which is evident as 15 of the 19 members of Saturday’s squad were products of our youth system. We also have close ties with Marr College, which is a school of rugby, and four players that debuted for the 1st XV this year, have come directly from our youth section.

In the aligned division, Championship B, Jed-Forest fired straight back up to the RBS National league following their relegation last year.

A 48-14 bonus point victory over Lasswade at Riverside Park, was enough to secure the title indefinitely and shake off their closest rivals Howe of Fife, who finished the campaign one point behind the Border side.