Calum Fisher @ Millbrae

Yesterday afternoon the Ayrshire Bulls cruised to an impressive 31-5 win over the Southern Knights at a rampant Millbrae. The second of a double header – with both team’s club sides on beforehand – Ayr’s annual Ladies Day was in full flow, creating a bustling atmosphere in Burns country.

(Photo – George McMillan)

The Ayrshire Bulls broke through on six minutes after referee Ruairidh Campbell blew for a penalty try. Will Hunt putting the resulting kick through the posts to make it 7-0.

The penalty was due to the Knights bringing down a maul illegally, with the guilty party Jamie Campbell picking up a yellow in the process.

On to the 14th minute and the Bulls extended their lead, captain Blair McPherson powering off from a short distance. The kick, again from Will Hunt, made it 14-0 to the home side.

There was little to no scoring for most of the second half until the 38th minute when Liam McNamara increased the Bulls lead after a strong period of possession. The ball was shipped wide to the full-back who hesitated a pass to Aaron Tait before worming over himself.

Seven minutes in to the second half and it was yet another try for the Bulls – Cameron Jones going over to add yet more misery to Southern Knights’ afternoon. The conversion was good, increasing the lead to 26.

On to the hour mark and the onslaught from the Ayrshire Bulls continued as they yet again scored a try after some neat play across the line – Will Hunt easily navigating his way past his opposite man to add to the scoring. He didn’t manage to add the extras.

It took 77 minutes but the Southern Knights finally got themselves on the scoreboard. A crafty dink behind the Bulls line popped up for the sprinting Aidan Cross to bag a consolation score

Full-Time: Ayrshire Bulls 31-5 Southern Knights.

After the game, Bulls’ Head Coach Pat McArthur said: “It was a bit of stuffy game, we came here to do a job to get the bonus point and the boys stuck to the task. We never looked panicked, I think we had a good few defensive sets on our line and we managed to push them back so it’s job done”.

He continued, “We stick to our system and teams know our system now but we stick to it and we practice it. As long as we keep working and stick to what we are meant to be doing then we will come away with the points”.

Scrum-half Cam Jones picked up FOSROC Player of the Match honours after a lively eighty minutes.