It’s a funny old game sometimes and Saturdays performance was certainly one to be enjoyed. I wish I had the answer why we can be so good and then slip up on weeks where we perhaps shouldn’t. Certainly it helped to get the same midfield on the pitch two weeks in a row and to get the team out that had actually been selected in the first place.
We could not have wished for a better start to the game with Faser Thomson ripping through the Ayr defence within the first couple of minutes. It set the tone and gave us the confidence to know we had the ability to cause our opponents problems. Ayr came to play rugby as we expected from a team who had won eight games on the bounce. However, on the day we were the sharper outfit. Special mention should be made of Gary Holborn. He's in Perth now playing for Perthshire and due to our injury backlog with tightheads agreed to dual register. He was outstanding as was Grant Runciman with his second Man of the Match inside 2 weeks. Thank you to Perthshire for their cooperation.
As was said after the game, unlike after the Heriots win we now have to back that performance up in our next two games which are both away from home. First up Boroughmuir, who like last year took the spoils at the Greenyards .It's an important week as the season is now at a point where every slip up gives others a real advantage. This week Heriots and Hawick play each other so something will give in either 2nd or 4th place.
However the reality is we need to concentrate on ourselves and do our own jobs. Another good turn out from our supporters would be a bonus this week, it really helps and the boys appreciate it.
The Storm had a comfortable win as did the Wasps, so both remain at the top of their respective leagues., a great effort all round.
Around 400 kids were on duty at the Greenyards on Sunday for a very successful mini tournament followed by the Scottish Preps Schools v Edinburgh Schools select. It's been a very busy week indeed so a massive thanks to everyone involved for having the Club absolutely buzzing .
Director of Rugby