Ayr Rugby Football Club

Ayr ladies suffered their first defeat of the season on Sunday when they fell 19-49 to an accurate and precise Oban Lorne side. 

It was dream start for the visitors. Within 15 minutes of kick-off they had crossed the line three times, with their prolific fly-half punishing Ayr at every opportunity. Three-from-three at the kicking tee took the scores to 0-21. 

After a sustained period under the cosh Ayr stared to show glimpses of the side that breezed through their opening two games. A powerful break from Danni Hands from a ruck put them in a good position. In the following phase Jo Jones broke clear and charged in for Ayr's first score. Shennan nailed the conversion to make it 7-21. 

Oban Lorne were able to cancel out the seven points minutes later when a faulty line-out from Ayr resulted in the visitors bundling over. 

Despite the set back Ayr were beginning to look a different side from the one that started the contest. With the interval fast approaching they began to build territory deep in Oban's half and eventually Shania Irvine was able to shrug off the attempting tacklers and dot down. Shennan's conversion brought the scoring to 14-28 at the half.

Ayr fired out of the blocks in the second half and looked to attack with intent but although beginning to front up execution still proved to be their downfall. Just minutes from the restart a rogue pass was snatched out of the air by an opposing Oban player who cantered in with ease. The conversion brought the scoring to 14-35.

Ayr heads didn't drop yet and Emily Irving continued to pester a belligerent Oban defence. From a quick tap she weaved free and danced around the oncoming tacklers. She managed to sneak in out wide with a flamboyant dive and scrape back the deficit. The conversion slipped wide.

The try marked Ayr's last score of the game. Oban managed to grab two more tries before the final whistle blew. Their fly-half slotted both to end the contest with a 100% conversion rate.


Full-Time: Ayr Ladies 19-49 Oban Lorne Ladies