The 1st XV continue their West 1 league campaign on Saturday with a trip up the North Ayrshire coast as they taken on Ardrossan Accies at Memorial Field
Like Annan, Ardrossan are having a tough old season and currently lie bottom of West 1. They, also like Annan, have been improving week on week. Last week they just lost to Stewartry 20-3 at the Greenlaw.
For Annan, they will be hoping to build on the last three performances where they have lost by just 6, 3 and 2 points. Matches in which Annan could have easily picked up 15 points instead of just 3 with a bit more focus.
The teams met earlier in the season at Violetbank where Annan ran out convincing winners but as mentioned Ardrossan as quite a different prospect this time around.
For the record, Annan have faced Ardrossan 3 times in the past at Memorial Field and have lost on every occasion. The last match was in 2005 though, so no current Annan 1st XV player has played at Memorial Field.
A big match as Ardrossan really need to start picking up wins if they are to move off the bottom of the table while Annan will want to finally get over the win line and take some kind of winning form into the following weeks match – at home to promotion chasing Stewartry!
Kick off: 2pm
Starting XV: 1 Ryan Glass 2 Murray Forbes 3 Kieran Warrick 4 Neal Coupland 5 Callum Smith 6 Frazer Hope 7 Jacob Campbell 8 Sean Haren 9 Frasier McMillan 10 Josh Whiteside 11 James Kirby 12 Alex Halliday 13 Aaron Carmichael 14 Max Thorburn 15 Andrew Jance
Subs: 16 Ben Conroy 17 Alex Jones 18 Ryan Armstrong 19 Finley McCartney
YOUTH TEAMS IN ACTION
STOP PRESS:The U16 lads lose in a cracking match that was played down at the Everholm, 26-12. Match report now online
The youth sections are in action on Sunday at Violetbank and Marr Rugby
At Violetbank the always improving U16 Boys take on Renfrewshire Raiders in the first match in the West U16 Plate/Quaich/Chairman Trophy competition.
The U16 team will play 5 matches to determine which route they will take for the remainder of the competition.
Kick off 2pm
U16 Boys Squad: 1 Rohan Cother 2 James Farrall 3 Kelum Smith 4 Oban Nicholson (C) 5 Jack Hilton 6 Jack Vivers 7 Nathan Grierson 8 James Glendinning 9 Mason Gibb 10 Harry Nordon 11 Aiden Smith 12 Alistair Lockie 13 Aaron Kerr 14 Nate Nolan 15 Ed Woonton 16 Danny Bell 17 Ollie Hamilton
While at Marr Rugby the U14, U16 and U18 players will be taking part in either Glasgow South v Glasgow North matches or the Evolution Event versus various/joining up with club teams from around the Glasgow districts.
All starts at 12.30pm.
As always if you can attend any of this weekend’s matches, your support if always appreciated.