Strathendrick suffer a Carrick mauling

Carrick 78

Strathendrick 5

RBS West League - Division 2.

Carrick has been firing on all cylinders this season and the squad continued its good form with a mauling of Endrick at Maybole on Saturday.

If Endrick had any doubts about the quality of the opposition, it took Carrick just five

minutes to put them right. In that devastating opening spell the Ayrshire men scored two

tries, one converted, for a 12-0 lead.

The Ruth Menzies lads responded quickly and in nine minutes cut the deficit with an encouraging try. That was as good as it got. Carrick quickly added a third try and by the end of the first quarter of the match they had already earned the four try bonus.

Endrick tightened up after that but could not prevent Carrick from adding their fifth

try shortly before half-time.

Facing a 33-5 deficit the Fintry men came charging out for the second half but their enthusiasm took a quick dent when they were penalised for a rucking offence and a yellow card left them a man short for ten minutes. They made a brave attempt to hang on and conceded only one try while they were short-handed.

Carrick scored their seventh try on the hour mark and then they collected a yellow card.

They however made light of their numerical disadvantage and their 14 men added three

more tries to push the score along to 64-5.

Another brace of tries in the last five minutes made the final score 78-5 and gave the Fintry men a lot to ponder on the long way home.

Endrick: Beaumont, Wallace, Bruce, Mundell, Porteous, Campbell, Forsyth, O’Connell, McNeill, Gibson, Allan, Connor, Holmes, Gourlie, Cuthbertson, replacements: Davies, Ross, Campbell, McVean, Barrett.

On Saturday Endrick travel to Strathaven for a league match. At present neither side has

a single point, a record that both will be keen to shed. The kick-off is at 3 o’clock.