The Ayrshire Bulls bagged their first win of the season with a 24-10 victory over Boroughmuir Bears at Millbrae.

Christian Townsend got the Bulls going early doors with two penalty kicks from the youngster giving the hosts a six-point lead before Tom Jordan crossed the line.

From a rolling maul the ball shipped to Robbie Nairn, who pierced through the defence before releasing Jordan into open space and cantering clear.

The Bears managed to get on the board shortly after with a penalty kick, but Townsend stretched the lead back to 13 in similar fashion a minute later.

The Bulls fortunes got even better before half time, with Michael Scott powering over to make it 24-3 at the break.

The pace of the game slowed down in the second half as the bears enjoyed the bulk of possession and territory but struggled to break down a resilient Bulls defence.

In the end they only managed to muster one try, concluding the scoring at 24-10.

With the Bulls set piece largely responsible for the victory, second row Ed Bloodworth was named FOSROCSuper6 Man of the Match after an impressive performance in the skies at line-out time.

Bulls head coach Pat MacArthur says he was delighted with his side’s bounce back from their opening day defeat.

“There was disappointment after week one, so we went back and said we would tweak a few things and we did.

“The boys stuck to it really well… The physicality of the boys was brilliant and that’s where we set our benchmark in the forwards.”

Next week the Bulls travel to Melrose to face the Southern Knights in their first away game of the season.