Rusty Carrick come away with win

Paisley 6

Carrick 19

Carrick travelled to Paisley on Saturday for their first match in three weeks.

The Paisley pitch was extremely wet and had to go through a referee’s inspection before the match began, but was given the go ahead.

Yet again, Carrick made a slow start by Carrick in the first ten minutes, with Paisley dominating possession and territory. But the Carrick defence held strong and an interception by Connor Wyllie on the Carrick 22 gave them the boost they needed with a try under the posts.

The remainder of the half followed the same pattern, with Paisley dominating in the forwards but without the flair in their backline to turn possession into points.

Late in the first half, Nick Rossi broke through the Paisley defence on the Carrick 10-metre line and threw a huge miss pass which landed in the hands of Ross Knight, who passed back inside to Grant Alexander to score a very well worked try. The second half provided more of the same, with Paisley dominating but not coming close to scoring.

Connor Wyllie crossed the line late in the half for his second try to seal the victory for Carrick, who now go to second in the West 3 Division.

Next week, Carrick play Mull away from home.