A finger buffet was on offer to ball sponsor G &T Security and match sponsor Pickles Agriculture Ltd before the match but it was the cordon blue desert of the match which was the highlight of the day. A feast of eight tries, for the Maybole side, in a demolition of promotion hopefuls Stewartry.Read More
On Saturday Carrick 1st XV hosted Clydebank on a sunny, warm day at Academy Fields. The side were keen to make up for last week’s poor performance and with the return of John Dewar and Gary Thomson Carrick were looking more like the side that defeated Stewartry in their first home game.Read More
We currently play out of Carrick Academy, which can be found on Kirkoswald Rd in Maybole and compete in West Division 2.
If you are interested in joining us for training you are more than welcome - whether looking for a game or just a bit of fitness, we train at Carrick Academy on Tuesday nights from 7.30-9.00pm. Please come to the changing rooms in the Community Wing, and bring along trainers as well as boots as we often train on the astro grass.
Ten try blitz It would not have been a surprise this month if the old gentleman wandering around Maybole, dressed in middle eastern clothes, carrying planks of wood was called Noah.
It was raw and not braw and that was just the weather but that description could have easily applied to the game. It was a battle between the top two as Oban had dropped a place having had three points deduction for failing to fulfil a fixture in December.
Carrick returned to competitive rugby last Saturday having had no games since mid December. They were the visitors at Fintry through which the river Endrick flows. Strathendrick rugby is not having their best season and is struggling at the foot of West 2. They were demolished at Maybole at the start of the season but obviously, after Saturday’s performance, have regrouped.
When all sensible people should have been sitting close to a blazing fire thirty odd souls, a referee and a few supporters braved the wind and rain for the league clash, or was that splash, between the hosts Clydebank and visitors Carrick.
It was always likely to be a forward’s battle and Saturday’s wet underfoot condition ensured that it was. It was conditions that more suited Oban’s powerful and effective pack.
With the chasing pack all losing on Saturday, the top three league frontrunners have a breathing space between themselves and the chasers. Garnock, Oban Lorne and Carrick must now be the favourites for the two promotion spots.
The boys from Callander were the visitors at Maybole last Saturday. McLaren and Carrick Rugby Clubs were promoted together two seasons ago but the visitors did not show their full potential last season.