A slightly under strength Carrick team travelled to Annan last Saturday to take on a young, in the main, Annan side. It was a dreich miserable day with the strong wind blowing down the Annan ski slope.
Was it a hangover from last week's defeat from GHK or was it the cold miserably day with wet underfoot conditions that produced a sub-standard performance from the men from Maybole. Within two minutes Carrick were seven points down.
Last Saturday second placed Carrick hosted unbeaten league leaders GHK. Conditions were almost perfect for an enthralling contest which Carrick had to win to keep their slim promotion hopes alive.
On Saturday the 14th February Carrick Rugby host GHK in what could be a winner takes all promotion decider. This is a huge match for all at Carrick Rugby and we would like to have the biggest support we can muster.
Saturday’s match sponsor, Lang and O’Rourke, and ball sponsor, Under Armour, were certainly appreciated last Saturday at Maybole. The former for providing dug outs that kept both coaching teams dry in atrocious conditions.
Carrick’s local derby match against Kilmarnock was sponsored by two ex Carrick Players, Jim Cooper of Electro Installations and Michael Logan who also plied his trade with Kilmarnock.
In an Alan Caldwell sponsored match Carrick entertained Helensburgh last Saturday. Before the kick off, both teams observed a minute’s silence for Club member Neville Clark.