Ayr Ladies Rugby looking to bounce back after a string of defeats

By Lewis McLeod and Ben Kearney

Ayr Ladies have recently hit a bit of poor form losing their last three matches to the aggregate of 211-0 with their most recent match against Watsonian RC seeing them lose 98-0 but a face up against bottom of the league side Cartha Queens Park RFC awaits this Friday.

They are the only team who Ayr have managed to beat this season and that result came just after getting beat 142-0 from Watsonian RC.

Captain Connie Griffiths explained the reasoning behind the poor start:

“We had a few new players in at the start of the season and having these tough games at the start doesn’t help”.

Their aim for this season is to stay in the Premiership and bring through some of their younger players, this will give these youngsters a chance at playing for premiership side:

“We are losing by that many points, heads just go down”.

It is clear that the results are affecting the squad’s morale and this is one of the reasons for the poor form.

Ayr Rugby Club Head Coach Stuart Fenwick had his say on how his old side have started this season:

“It’s a really tough league they are in this year, with a lot of mismatches. Some really strong teams and some evenly matched at the bottom end of the table.

“Getting beat every week certainly does help build your resilience, it puts them on good stead for building character for the seasons to come.”

The club haven’t had the best start to the season but they look to turn things round and hopefully move on from their poor form with Friday’s match one that will surely be a close and entertaining match for any fan of rugby.

 

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