Match Report from: Gus Robertson
The 1st XV travelled to promotion chasing Garnock knowing that returning with any kind of points would be a huge bonus in trying to stay out of the bottom 2 places come season end and potential relegation.
However, it was not to be. To keep it brief Garnock came away with the points after soundly beating the lads 96 v 7. The Annan points coming from a Michael Thompson try and a James Bigham conversion in the first half.
Annan chances were not helped with AJ going off in the first half with a concussion but at half time Annan were 45-7 down and it was a case of just seeing out the 80 and try and not lose any more players! It ended 96-7.
This is what is described as a bad day at the office as the West 1 promotion and relegation races heat up!
With matches running out, Annan need to pick up some wins and fast. 3 of the matches left are against fellow strugglers Cambuslang (H), Strathendrick (A) and Irvine (H) while 2 are against promotion chasing East Kilbride.
The 1st XV now have a huge match next week as they host Cambuslang, a match Annan really have to win if they want to increase their chance of playing West 1 rugby next season.
A big Annan support as always appreciated to help spur the lads. 2pm KO at Violetbank.
Annan Starting XV: Nicholas Graham, Kieran Warrick, Jonathan Crombie, Michael Thompson, Neal Coupland, Ryan Glass, Ryan Armstrong, Brandon Thomson, Aaron Carmichael, James Bigham, James Kirby, Harry Houlday, Andrew Jancey, James Park, Josh Whiteside
Subs: Matthew Crombie, Declan Ferguson, Finlay Laurie