Carrick rugby enjoy big win

Carrick Rugby enjoyed a huge win on Saturday whilst there was also success for their second string against Glasgow Accies.

Both victories were achieved on the road with the first team racking up 21 tries in beating Strathaven 136-5 in RBS West Division two.

More impressively the Maybole sides second string beat higher league opponents Glasgow Accies 19-15.

That is four wins on the bounce for Carrick’s second with the last three coming against more seasoned rivals.

Accies scored the first try of the match which was unconverted before Carrick countered when they regained possession on the half way line. Scrum half Logan sniped close to the breakdown and with the Accies defence nowhere raced to score under the posts. Logan added the extra points with the conversion.

With half-time approaching, good lineout possession allowed winger Sean Young to round his man and score close to the posts. Logan again converted giving Carrick a 14 to 5 advantage at half time.

Accies fought back quickly in the second half and scored two quick tries leaving Carrick a point adrift. But the weren’t to be beaten and Young added his second try of the match to seal the 19-15 victory.

The emphatic victory at Strathaven was sealed within ten minutes with Carrick scoring two tries and a penalty in that period.

In the next half twenty minutes Carrick scored four tries through Knight, Logan, Gregor and Ward.

Strathaven then scored their only try of the match but at half time the score was 53-5.

Lewis Clark scored seven tries in the second half as Carrick ran in 13 in all.

With five minutes to go, both captains called a halt to the rout.

This Saturday the firsts are at home to Strathendrick while the seconds are away to Greenock in their first leaguefixture. Both kick off at 3pm.