• Carrick Slither to Defeat

    Lenzie is not an easy place to go and win especially if it is wet and so it proved to be. On a wet and windy day at Lenzie Carrick, full of Christmas spirit, gift wrapped a match which should have been won and donated it to the home side.

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  • Oban Outmuscle Carrick Again

    Considering the weather conditions en route to Oban the pitch was in near perfect condition. Winning the toss Carrick chose to play up the slope and into the breeze.

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  • Carrick Bounce Back

    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.

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  • Gale Force Carrick

    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.

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  • Another bonus Point Win

    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.

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Welcome To Carrick RFC

We currently play out of Carrick Academy, which can be found on Kirkoswald Rd in Maybole and compete in the BT West League Division 1.
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 7.00 - 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.

Lessons not Learned

Saturday’s game was transferred to the milder climes of Maybole from the frozen east of Dunblane and at the interval Coach Brown must have been wondering whether that decision was one of his better ideas. Like the previous week against Waysider's who had taught the home pack a few lessons in rucking, the McLaren forwards were the quicker to the breakdown and secured most of the breakdown ball.

With the visitor’s half back quick of feet and thought it was no surprise that most of the first quarter was played in the Carrick half of the field and had taken advantage of two breakdown penalties to lead by 6 points.

Early in the second quarter after Brown had rejigged the pack the home forwards exerted a degree of control and from a scrummage on the right left winger Dewar scored. Wyllie added the extra points.

With four minutes to the interval Wyllie again goaled a penalty and the Rick support relaxed expecting more to come.

McLaren, belying their lowly position in the league, had other ideas and kicked a penalty into the corner and from the lineout mauled the ball over. The extra points were goaled giving the visitors a deserved 13 to 10 lead.

The second half started as the first with Carrick being penalised for an offside offence and the six point differential began to look insurmountable even although the visitors’ numbers had been reduced by a yellow card offence.

Wyllie, in the 66th minute, gave the home support a little hope when he reduced the leeway to three points but it was not until the 75th minute he managed to tie the match.

“Was it two points lost or one point gained”? the pundits may ask. Coach Brown may be asking, “Can we learn from Waysider's and McLaren’s breakdown play”?

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