Carrick roar into semi finals of BT shield

Carrick RFC are through to the BT Shield semi-finals after a 20-8 win over Allan Glens on Saturday.

They will face Glasgow Accies at home on Saturday 17 October after continuing their unbeaten start to the season.

Carrick’s line up featured two changes from the win against Lenzie with John Fulton and Lewis Clark coming into the backline.

The game started at a frantic place with Glens keen to put Carrick on the backfoot with a penalty for an infringement at the 22 giving them an early lead.

However, Carrick fought back with the pack securing a penalty which allowed Michael Paton to dive over for his first try of the season.

Blair Jardine slotted over a penalty before Lewis Clark showed his pace to run 60 metres for a try to give Carrick a 13-3 lead.

Both teams had chances to score near half time but it was Carrick who struck through Fulton to lead 20-3 at the break.

Unfortunately the second half saw defences on top and a lot of over complicated plays. It was Glens who scored the only try of the half but the Carrick coaches were delighted to negotiate a tricky away tie.

Carrick travel to Cambuslang in the league on Saturday where they secured a famous bonus point win for promotion two years ago. The Pickles Agricultural man of the match was Michael Paton.

Last Wednesday saw two Carrick U15s teams as well as two Girvan teams take part in the South Ayrshire girls tournament at Carrick Academy. Both schools also fielded U18s sides.

The Carrick Under 15 A side won all their matches scoring 29 tries without reply with the Carrick B side finishing second in the U15 competiton with the Girvan girls finishing third in both the U15 and U18 pools.

In the U18 match Carrick Academy girls came out on top V Girvan but this was a showcase for the potential of girls rugby in the area.

Thanks go to Michael Kirk at Carrick as well as Mr Ireland and Mr Drennan at Girvan Academy.