It was a grey dreich day with rain threatening at Cumbernauld on Saturday and that about sums up Carrick’s performance. The faithful ‘Rick support, on the touchline, was put through misery as their team stuttered its way through an error strewn game with the possibility that the game could be lost.
Saturday was a clash of the top four in the league. Top team, Garnock were away to second top, Oban, whilst fourth top, Carrick, were at home to third top, Cambuslang.
Saturday’s match at Lochshore, Kilbirnie, was a clash between the top two teams in the West Regional second division. It was a match which produced, at times, a quality of rugby which could have been displayed at much higher level in Scottish rugby.
With the school field looking immaculate and the photographer in attendance the ‘Rick’ were up for the challenge ahead as they looked sharp during the warm-up.
Lomond High School’s big pack dominated the majority of the first half play, using their large forwards and powerful centre to some great effect.
Coming off of a tense physical match mid-week, Carrick showed the strength they have in their whole squad.
It was a cup tie but there were more spills than thrills. A committed and determined Cumbernauld side made it difficult for the “Galaticos” of Maybole. In truth this was a dismal performance from the home side.