Lawrie will now join up with Edinburgh Rugby in the summer as assistant forwards coach and Watsonians’ second-half showing yesterday will see him head to BT Murrayfield with a smile on his face.
Ayr, who still finish the regular season table top and will face Melrose in the play-offs on 23 March, went ahead in the first half at Myreside. The try came from hooker Robbie Smith and full-back Paddy Dewhirst converted. It was 7-0 at the break.
The home side made it 7-7 after 43 minutes when centre Andrew Chalmers scored and stand-off Ewan Fox converted.
That got their tails up and five minutes later they produced a second try from Scotland Club XV man Fraser Renwick with Fox again adding the extras.
A long-range penalty then put Watsonians further ahead and when they bagged their third try with 15 minutes to go it wa 22-7.
Front-row man Steve Longwell scored Ayr’s second.