Callum Kerr @ Millbrae

The Ayrshire Bulls made it back-to-back wins for Ayr sides on ladies’ day with a comprehensive win over Futures XV. The victory keeps Pat MacArthur’s men five points clear of Heriots at the top of the league standings half-way into the campaign.

(Photo – George McMillan)


The Bulls wasted no time in getting over. From the first strike play of the game Bobby Beattie carved through the line and won the footrace to the corner. Christian Townsend’s conversion made it a full serving.


They doubled up less than ten minutes later. From the back of a maul Alex McGuire had the easiest of touch downs. Townsend made it 2/2 from the kicking-tee.


The Bulls’ third came through skipper Blair Macpherson. The one-man wrecking ball wrestled his way over from close-range, swatting off late attempts to halt him.  Townsend made it 21-0 after 30 minutes.


Half-time: Ayrshire Bulls 21-0 Futures XV


Pat Macarthur made a cluster of substitutes at the interval, notably the inclusion of Ollie Thorne who made his Ayrshire Bulls debut replacing Thomas Glendinning.


The bulls kept their foot on the gas and soon they had their bonus. A couple of intricate passes out wide ended up with Blair Macpherson strolling over for his brace. Brad Roderick-Evans, who replaced Townsend, was denied the extras by the left upright.


To make up for the conversion miss, Roderick-Evans coursed through the line to get the Bulls next try. The fly-half pulled off a lovely wrap-around play to put him through with options on his left. With half a yard on his defender he was able to pull away and do it alone. He added the conversion for good measure.


The final blow came through Ryan Sweeney. A five metre scrum did the work, allowing Sweeney to fall on the ball over the line. Roderick-Evans added the extras.


Full-time: Ayrshire Bulls 40-0 FOSROC Futures XV


Alex McGuire picked up FOSROC Player of the Match honours after an eighty minute shift in the front row, picking up a try for his efforts.