STRUGGLING Marr Rugby Club know they are drinking in the last chance saloon as they gear up for their penultimate BT Premiership match on Saturday.

They head East to face Currie Chieftains, knowing that defeat will end any hope they have of staying in the top flight, after winning their way there for the first time last season.

The Fullarton side warmed up for the showdown with an improved display on Saturday as they went down 24-10 to runaway league leaders Melrose in the BT Cup quarter-finals. It was an improvement on their whitewash at the hands of the same team at Fullarton the previous week,

Coach Craig Redpath is fully aware of the daunting challenge facing his side and said: "I can take positives from a lot of our play on Saturday, it was better than the week before and we competed with Melrose, who are a very good side.

But he added: "We know we have to win to have a chance of staying up on Saturday, although even if we do and Boroughmuir also win, we will be down. So victory is vital. It has been a tough season but we always knew it was going to be in the top league. Hopefully Dougie Steele, Stephen Adair, Fraser Watt and Euan Bulger will be back from injury."