Ayr’s flying start too much for ‘Rose



The drama that is the BT Premiership continued on Saturday as Ayr pulled out all the stops at Millbrae to hoist themselves into second place.

The hosts got off to a flying start and put 27 points on the board before Melrose had a chance to respond. John Dalziel’s men did attempt a mini comeback at the end of the first half with tries from prop Nick Beavon, converted by Joe Helps, and young flanker Neil Irvine Hess. Graeme Dodds added a touch down in the second half but by this time Ayr had the game well and truly in the bag.