Competition: BT West Division 1 V
Opposition Carrick RFC
Where: Away
When: Saturday 19th May 2018
Kick Off 15.00
Current Form: Carrick Rugby
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This Season:

Saturdays opponents Carrick are the West 1 Champions after their win over Allan Glens last Sunday, so congratulations to them.

Annan still have a chance of getting 6th but it would require a monumental effort to get a win against the South Ayrshire club.

Carrick have won all 10 home league games this season with an average score of 53 points!

At the bottom in the "race" for the 2nd relegation spot, it looks like Oban Lorne will be going down. They still have the games in hand to overtake Irvine but alas not the weekends to do so.

The teams will be replaced by Cumnock and Strathendrick who come up from West 2

Annan need the win to get 6th on Saturday and go above Stewartry. It could be 5th but Greenock Wanderers are away to Helensburgh and will be favourites to win that match.

Annan do technically have 1 more game to play but that is against Oban Lorne and time has run out I believe for that match to take place,

Previous Encounters:

So Annan travel to Carrick for the 6th time and for our 11th match up at at 1st XV level.

Annan do not have a great record at Carrick and have just 1 win from the 5 attempts. This was back in 2012 when the lads won 20-13.

Overall its 3 wins for Annan and 7 for Carrick in league and shield games.

Annans last win v Carrick was at Violetbank last season.

The teams have met twice this season in the Shield and league with Carrick winning both encounters 44-20 and 28-15

As already mentioned, Carrick will be huge favourites to win this match but the black and amber will be up for match to try and get the win and secure 6th spot.

My prediction for the game: A Craig McCann drop goal in the last minute for the win!

Annan 1st XV Squad: Annan 1st XV Starting 15: R Glass, K Warrick, R Hetherington, D Nordon, N Coupland, C Bell, C Smith, A Clark, H Houldey, C McCann, D Wyllie, J Callaghan, A Halliday, J Whiteside, J Bigham

Replacements: Z Lockerbie, A Allison and J Crombie


NEXT MATCH
Competition: BT West Division 1 TBC V
Opposition TBC
Where: TBC
When: TBC
Kick Off 15.00
Current Form: TBC
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1st XV record since 1991/92 season v 2017/2018 West 1 opponents
As at 12/05/18 Home Away Overall
TEAM P W D L P W D L P W D L WIN %
Allan Glens 8 5 1 2 7 1 0 6 15 6 1 8 40.0%
Cambuslang 8 6 0 2 8 5 0 3 16 11 0 5 68.8%
Carrick 5 2 0 3 5 1 0 4 10 3 0 7 30.0%
East Kilbride 9 3 1 5 10 3 1 6 19 6 2 11 31.6%
Garnock 7 3 0 4 7 2 0 5 14 5 0 9 35.7%
Greenock Wanderers 5 4 0 1 5 2 0 3 10 6 0 4 60.0%
Helensburgh 4 3 0 1 4 2 0 2 8 5 0 3 62.5%
Irvine 7 3 0 4 6 4 0 2 13 7 0 6 53.8%
Kilmarnock 13 9 1 3 12 2 0 10 25 11 1 13 44.0%
Oban Lorne 3 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 5 5 0 0 100.0%
Stewartry 12 10 0 2 13 7 0 6 25 17 0 8 68.0%
OVERALL 81 51 3 27 79 31 1 47 160 82 4 74 51.3%