Ayr 28 - 15 Boroughmuir: Ayr defence helps strike force

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With a solid defensive display, paired with composed and patient finishing, Ayr put last weekend’s poor performance behind them by dispatching a frustrated Boroughmuir side.

Ayr broke the deadlock in the sixth minute with Scott Lyle, playing at stand-off for the injured Frazier Climo, slotting over an early penalty.

Despite this, the first half was undoubtedly all Boroughmuir as the visitors spent most of the 40 minutes in possession in Ayr’s 22, but the home team held their defence throughout the barrage of attacks and managed to go in at half-time 3-0 up.

Holding on for so long in the first half clearly gave Ayr the confidence to kick off on the front foot, and an early break saw winger Robbie Nairn touch down in the corner after 44 minutes.

It took less than 10 minutes for Ayr to add to their lead, substitute back Sam Graham showing a fresh set of heels to the Muir defenders.

The two stand-offs shared penalty kicks before substitute hooker David Young scored straight from a lineout maul with less than 10 minutes to play, and a pair of consolation tries from Boroughmuir’s Euan McKinley and Jordon Edmund were not enough.