Ayr capitalise on mistakes in poor Currie defence

Frazier Climo: Made a terrific intervention to score first try. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL
Frazier Climo: Made a terrific intervention to score first try. Picture: Phil Wilkinson/TSPL
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A five-try home win ensured Ayr took advantage of the result at the Greenyards to go top of the table, writes Alan Christie at Millbrae.

From the stand it may have looked routine but coach Calum Forrester would have none of it saying: “In the first half we let Currie into the game with our own mistakes. As I had asked for at half-time, the boys then lifted the tempo and stopped going wide too quickly.”

In that first dominant period, Currie had been only able to pick up points from an early penalty kicked by Joe Reynolds. Their coach Ben Cairns was later to bemoan the errors made by his men that led to Ayr tries. The first of these was an over-ambitious pass in midfield picked off by Ayr stand-off Frazier Climo to dot down by the posts and 
convert.

Closer to the pause an aimless kick was run back beautifully by Ayr for Grant Anderson to score and allow his side to turn 
leading 12-3.

The change of tactics then produced two tries in the opening ten minutes after the turn, through Ross Curle and Pete McCallum, and the game was decided.

Some focus too late by Currie let their No.8 Ross Weston score a trademark close-in try, before Ayr captain Curle ended 
proceedings by finishing off scrum-half Ally Price’s run.

With a trip to Selkirk, Ayr now have a chance to staple 
themselves to the top spot. Ahead of a home fixture with Melrose, Cairns emphasised it was: “time for the players to cut out these costly errors!”