Marr Rugby round-up: Season ends on a high for U18s – success at Ardrossan 7s and whitewash
Marr Rugby’s U18 7’s side added the Ardrossan 7s trophy to their collection for the season following a hard fought but ultimately successful day of rugby action at the Memorial Field. The group stages saw wins against Cumnock (26-7), Stewartry (28-10) and Strathaven (40-12).
This left Marr with a tricky semi-final against high flying Whitecraigs and despite going two tries down Marr showed great character to battle back and win 33-24.
The final showdown was against Ayr who had cruised through their qualifying rounds. In the final Ayr opened the scoring and went two tries ahead but Marr fought back and levelled the scores. Ayr crept ahead and for some on the touchline (wearing pink and black) it was considered ‘job done’ but Marr showed great team spirit to fight their way back and end the match winners 31-17.
This was the fifth time this season Marr Rugby’s U18 side has met Ayr in competitive rugby action, three times in 15 a side and two in 7s matches and the fifth where Marr have come out on top.
See Group stage match picture here
Updated 07:56 - 19 May 2019 by Kevin Quinn
See Semi-final and Final matches pictures here
A purple and gold future beckons…