Marr Rugby round-up (31.3.18) – 2s win promotion and 3s come out top with derby win as Marr do the double
BT Reserve National League 2: Marr Rugby 57 – Dundee Titans 24
BT Reserve League West 2: Marr Rugby 40 – Cumnock RFC 2nd XV 31
See 2s match photos here and even better ones courtesy of Jon Pearce here
See 3s match photos here
Marr Rugby’s 2nd XV gained promotion to BT Reserve National League 1 with an emphatic bonus point win against Dundee. The reward is next season to play in the top tier of reserve team rugby as they and Hawick replace Currie and Edinburgh Accies.
The big home support at Fullarton was well entertained. The 2s ran in nine tries, with Rollo Press grabbing the bonus point one, and dominated for extensive periods. It wasn’t all one way traffic. Dundee battled well and were deservedly rewarded with a bonus point try. They soaked up a lot of pressure from Marr but couldn’t live with the intensity of Marr’s attacking play which saw the home side break out several times from deep defence to counter-attack and score.
Meanwhile on the top pitch the 3rd XV had to dig deep to claw their back from behind to secure their win in a typical local derby.
Match reports to follow
Marr Rugby 2nd XV man of the match – Kyle Vallance (sponsored by Finesse Marquees)
Marr Rugby 2nd XV scorers
Tries: Kyle Vallance; Jack Scott (2); Mac McInnes; Rollo Press; Danny Clark; Gregor Paxton; Ry McInnes and Josh Evans
Conversions: Rudi Marshall (6)
Marr Rugby 3rd XV man of the match – Don 'Iron Man' Morrison (coached by Jen and the real bosses - the kids...next generation!)
Marr Rugby 3rd XV scorers
Tries: Shaun Fallows; Sean Duff; John Ferrans; John Calder; Thomas Watkins and Don Morrison
Conversions: Thomas Watkins (5)
Marr Rugby next fixtures – Saturday 7 April 2018
Updated 10:24 - 11 Aug 2018 by Billy Bate
3s – Home v Kilmarnock