Match Report from: DUNCAN SMITH
Garnock now move equal on points with leaders Stewartry, meaning third-bottom Annan have faced three of the division’s best sides in the past few weeks.
The game kicked off in good overhead conditions but heavy underfoot at Violetbank and it soon became clear that the home side faced a tough afternoon, conceding two stone a man in the forwards.
It was there the visitors took a grip and opened the scoring through prop Keir Walker, which was converted. Two unconverted tries followed before half-time as flanker Stuart Wilson scored in the corner and winger Jayden Smith added a third.
The bonus point came early in the second half through Jared Reekie. Tries from Luke Wynn, Jonny Watson and Jared Reekie followed.
Final Score: Annan 0 v Garnock 41
“I’m proud of the lads they gave it their all against a very big team,” said Carmichael. “They had few chances and only about 20 per cent possession but tackled their hearts out all day.
“We’ve had a tough run of it but after the international break next week we’ll then have Carrick, who are below us, home and away and hopefully that will get us back to winning ways.”
Starting 1st XV: 1 Ryan Glass, 2 Murray Forbes, 3 Kieran Warrick, 4 Dan Robson, 5 Neal Coupland, 6 Willie Grey, 7 Frazer Hope, 8 Jacob Campbell, 9 Aaron Carmichael, 10 Josh Whiteside, 11 James Kirby, 12 Sean Haren, 13 Alex Halliday, 14 Max Thorburn, 15 Andrew Jancey (capt)
1st XV Replacements:16 Callum Bell, 17 Ben Conroy, 18 Callum Smith, 19 Murdo Bruton