It was a tough afternoon at the office on Saturday for Ayr 1st XV, suffering a heavy defeat to league rivals Biggar. A promising start resulted in Ayr being up early but once the hosts wrangled control of the fixture it quickly became a one-way street. 

Head Coach Stuart Fenwick was disappointed with the outcome but believes there will be valuable lessons learned from coming up short: "It is never nice to lose, especially in that fashion, but we don't become a bad side overnight and now it's all about the reaction we get from the boys."We want the boys to enjoy their season, they wouldn't have enjoyed that. A few of them will be disappointed with their performance and attitude and will be hurting. It's good we have gotten a lesson like that out the way early in the season and we will turn up to training on Tuesday to work bloody hard and get a positive reaction".The home side drew first blood from the kicking tee after seven minutes but didn't hold the lead for long. Straight from the restart, Andy Morrison managed to wriggle his way through the line, drawing the last defender, before finding the supporting Harry Lynch with a crafty offload. Lynch finished off the play to take Ayr's only lead in the match.It was grim viewing from then on for the traveling support, with a young Ayr put to the sword by a settled Biggar side led by a few seasoned campaigners. A Jamie Bova penalty and James Pinkerton try were the only consolation for the Millbrae outfit.Full time: Biggar RFC 62-15 Ayr RFC