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.
The home of Drumpelier Cricket Club is not the easiest of places to go to play the Waysiders Drumpelier Rugby Club. The last time Carrick visited it was an enormous battle in the mud when Carrick sneaked a victory with the last kick of the game.
We are organising another first for Carrick Rugby, our Christmas dinner dance will take place in Maybole Town hall on Saturday 14th December. The event will start at 7.00 pm and will include a 3 course meal, coffee/tea and a glass of sparkling wine on arrival. The cost of the event is £25 a head.