League leaders Ayr won their eighth game in a row, defeating Boroughmuir 32-10, to keep their rivals at a distance and leave last season’s cup winners stranded in the lower reaches of the table.
It was six straight losses for the home side who beat Ayr at Millbrae on the opening day of the season but have struggled to compete in the league since.
The Boroughmuir defence cracked as loosehead prop George Hunter barged his way over with 15 minutes on the clock. Stand off Frazier Climo converted.
Ayr lost flanker Will Bordell to the sin bin for blatantly killing a ball at a ruck. The result was that Ayr ran out of tacklers at the next attack and Muir winger Jordan Edmunds found the space to touch down under the posts. Dougie Steele converted.
But Ayr were ahead at half time after captain Ross Curle ran through unchallenged for a try. Climo converted.
After the break Ayr dominated more and more.
Climo kicked one penalty. Steele’s effort cancelled it out. Climo added a third. Ayr made sure of it when Graham Fisken went over in the corner and then Danny McCluskey intercepted in midfield for a try that earned the bonus point.