IN the only rugby match played in west region division two this week, Carrick scored an excellent 15-3 win against second bottom McLaren in Dunblane.
Carrick now sit fourth in the league on 54 points with three matches to play this term.
McLaren took the lead with a penalty early on in the match but Carrick came back with an unconverted try to make the score 5-3 with Ross Knight missing the kick. With only 15 minutes to go the score was 8-3 to Carrick in freezing conditions after a penalty kicked by Wyllie.
Aa late try sealed the game for Carrick scored by MIchael Paton with Wyllie successfully converting the try. Despite the conditions there was a good turnout of around 50 spectators for this match.
Clydebank, who are currently bottom of the league, are the visitors on Saturday in Maybole, and Carrick will be hoping to put more points on the board in a bid to chase down third-placed Lenzie.
Lenzie are nine points ahead of Carrick with three games in hand. They will play ninth placed Waysiders twice and McLaren before Carrick meet Lenzie on April 13.
Annan are currently first in west division two with 74 points from 16 games, ahead of Stewartry, who have 70 points from 19 games.
Carrick are due to end their campaign at Annan on April 27.