Tries from Sean Haren (2), Ryan Hetherington, Juan Phyfer, Aaron Carmichael (2 – first tries for the 1st XV), Alex Halliday and Harry Houldey. James Bigham with 7 conversions.
Well played lads – enjoy the beers.
The 1st XV got off to a great start last weekend with an opening league away win against Cambuslang and this Saturday the men will be hoping to continue that form when they host Carrick at Violetbank.
Annan does not have a great record against the Ayrshire club though having won just thrice in 10 previous meetings. Annan last win v Carrick was in 2016 at Violetbank. Annan winning 18-17 that day. The teams last meeting was back in 2018 when Carrick ran away 72-14 winners.
A lot has changed though in the last 3 years, with Carrick promoted then requesting relegation at the end of the 2019/20 season back to West 1 and Annan will have a squad where a large percentage of the players have yet to face Carrick.
Should be a cracking contest with Carrick also winning their opening match, so two (albeit after only 1 match!) 100% records on the line on Saturday.
Kick off: 3pm at Violetbank
Annan Starting XV: K Warrick, C Bell, J Phyfer, F Hope, D Robson, L Goldie, N Coupland, S Haren, A Carmichael, J Bigham, J Whiteside, A Halliday, O Ferdinand, R Hetherington, A Jancey
Subs: K Watret, M Forbes, H Houldey, J Kirby.
2ND XV LOOKING FOR A MATCH
STOP PRESS: The 2nd XV will not be playing this weekend.
At the moment, the 2nd XV do not have a match but one is being sought so keep an eye online for updates later on in the week.
U18 BOYS ON THE ROAD TO ARDROSSAN
STOP PRESS: Due to player unavailability for a number of reasons, the U18 Colts match tomorrow away to Ardrossan has been postponed. Hopefully will be rearranged to a later date.
The U18 Boys are back on the road on Saturday as they travel to Ardrossan in their latest Development league match.
The U18 Boys have lost their 2 opening matches but it must be remembered that so far the teams they have faced have been combined teams from a number of clubs so it’s impressive that Annan can finally put out an U18 squad on its own after a number of years.
Bus leaving Annan Academy at 9.45am for the 1pm KO
Annan Squad: TBC
WARRIORS FIRST AWAY TRIP OF THE SEASON
STOP PRESS: Tough day at the office as the Warriors go down heavily to West of Scotland Ladies – Match Report Now Online
The Annan Warriors continue their Division 1 league campaign with a match against West Of Scotland on Sunday.
After 2 loses at home, the Warriors will be wanting to get their league season back on track with a win against newly promoted West of Scotland Ladies.
It will be tough though as West of Scotland are sitting top of the league after last weeks big win against Ayr Ladies.
The teams have only met once, in the SRU Plate competition, back in 2020 just before Covid hit. The Warriors won that day 33-15 so will be hoping for another repeat performance on Sunday.
Kick off: 2pm
Warriors Starting XV: 1 A Clark, 2 S Taylor, 3 E Jardine, 4 R Peacock,5 M Muir, 6 N Barnes, 7 C Barnes, 8 K Warrick, 9 N Barlow (c), 10 C O’Connell, 11 B Carroll, 12 A McWilliam,13 J Stewart, 14 K Barlow,15 K Taylor,
Subs: R Parker-Clevett, E McCormick, C Clark
U14 & U16 BOYS BOTH AT VIOLETBANK ON SUNDAY
STOP PRESS: Great day of rugby as teams from Carrick, Moffat and Stewartry took the field.
U14 Tigers had 3 x 20 minute games with Stewartry and Moffat. Players shared across the games to make up the numbers. Some great rugby action over the 3 matches.