Director of Rugby's Blog
DISAPOINTED BUT PROUD
17 Apr 2017
There is no hiding from the fact Saturday was a frustrating and a very tough day at the office. No club who has finished top of the league campaign has gone on the win the play offs. Fair play to Ayr they came to stop us playing and did a very good job in the first half. They were accurate and they controlled the ball. As the second half went on we created more and had our chances. The home crowd shared our frustration in not being allowed to raise the tempo of the game as play was allowed to stop every time we had an attacking opportunity in their 22. Time was not lost in any way but our momentum certainly was as every player seem to have loose laces, lost contact lenses or whatever. At the end of the day we had our chances in those last few minutes and it just wasn't to be.
The result takes nothing away from the effort our players have put in this season, they have been outstanding. What it’s does say is how hard it is to turn that hard work into what is normally taken as being successful--winning trophies. We just need to work that wee bit harder and better. We now have 5 sleeps to have another go at the same opposition and we genuinely can’t wait for the opportunity.
I would like to thank the young lads who are trying to keep our Kings Of the Sevens campaign alive. They gained a valuable 5 pts at Berwick yesterday by reaching the semi-finals. Not many if indeed any club could put out 32 players of the quality we had on duty this weekend. It will be tough this weekend as we have been drawn in a single preliminary tie against Jed at Langholm?
I will be travelling to Spain come Sunday so may be a bit late reacting to the cup final--remember we have the BL final on WED the 26th as well.
I know it’s a lot to ask but please get to Murrayfield for the 3.30 ko this week and thank you all very much for attending last Saturdays match--your support was genuinely much appreciated.