BT Reserve National League Two



MARR Rugby’s 2nd XV grabbed a bonus point win away against Boroughmuir to leave them sitting in a great position to secure second place and the promotion spot. They can take the final step on Saturday when they entertain Dundee at Fullarton.

Marr sit 10 points ahead of GHA who have a game in hand so mathematically GHA might catch and overtake Marr. But to do so will require them get two bonus point wins and along the way rattle in more than 240 points to reduce the point differential that currently exists. Marr can be masters of their own destiny by getting points from the match against Dundee. Marr supporters will be out in big numbers to back the team as they aim to achieve another milestone in club history.

The win against Boroughmuir was a tousy affair. The home side had a huge pack and a very lively half back partnership threatened to cause problems. Marr got off to a cracking start as an impressive flowing attacking move ended with Mac McInnes flying in to score in the corner. This rallied the hosts and for more than 20 minutes Marr had to defend in depth and live off occasional turnover balls but chances were squandered and possession lost as they tried to force the game. Marr’s defence was give a real test and stood up to significant pressure. The first half ended with no further score.

At the start of the second half Marr added try two. Jack Scott made a line break and raced in to score. Try three followed ten minutes later. Craig Kolarik scored and converted his own try after a blitzing run. In the closing quarter Boroughmuir kicked up a gear. However Marr’s defence was well up to the test.

The final and important bonus point score came from a catch and drive rolling maul with Marr’s pack overwhelming their much bulkier opponents. As the maul crossed the line Ritchie McNicol touched down under a pile of bodies.

Man of the match: Kyle Vallance.