Gala 28 - 38 Ayr: Visitors beat the fog

Ayr maintained their Premiership challenge with a win at Netherdale, overcoming a stuffy Gala side and dense fog to collect the try bonus before the interval and notch six tries.

Frazier Climo had his kicking boots on for Ayr.  Picture: Robert Perry
Frazier Climo had his kicking boots on for Ayr. Picture: Robert Perry

David Armstrong raced clear for the opening try, and Ayr stretched their lead with a penalty try following a powerful forwards’ drive, Frazier Climo converting.

Ross Curle raced in for a third score as Gala battled bravely for possession.

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It was no surprise when a further charge by the pack produced a try for George Hunter, Climo adding the extras.

Matt Carryer gave Gala a lifeline with a try converted by Gregor Hunter.

Turning round 7-24 down, Gala hopes appeared to be sunk on the restart when Stafford McDowall was first to a loose ball to score and Climo converted.

Gala pressed hard, and earned a penalty try which Gregor Hunter converted.

He then converted two late tries as Craig Robertson and Alex Northam scored – earning the try bonus – but hopes of a losing bonus point evaporated with Ayr’s final score from Rob McAlpine.