Craig Gossman had Ayr's opening strike and a second just before the half hour by Richard Dalgleish, both converted by Peter Jerecivich, took Ayr 14-0 up. A try by Andy McLean along with a Jack Steele conversion and penalty took Dundee to within four points, but Grant Anderson scored a blistering touchdown and Dalgleish grabbed his second, the 28-10 scoreline taking Ayr clear at the top of the table.
Melrose looked down and out at the Greenyards against a Currie side aiming to make amends for last week's home draw, but a late burst yet again clinched the points for Melrose. Tries from Richard Sneddon, Simeon James and Mike Entwhistle, with Adam Hinds slotting all three conversions, put Currie in pole position but Fraser Thomson started the fightback, then Jamie Murray and Andy Skeen added two tries in the final three minutes. Skeen added to his haul with a conversion and a penalty for a final score of 26-21.
It was nip-and-tuck at Raeburn Place with Edinburgh Accies and Gala tied at 20-20 but the visitors edged it 29-20 thanks to the boot of Lee Miller. Accies won the try count with scores from Ewen Campbell, Gav Douglas and Jamie Farndale.Gala's tries came from Craig Robertson and Ewan Dods. With Miller converting both and slotting five penalties, the points headed back to Netherdale.
Stirling County bounced back from an opening-day defeat with a 29-20 bonus point win at over Heriot's at Goldenacre. Tries came from Stevie Swindall, skipper Alex Moffat, Stuart Edwards and Sean Kennedy.
At Rubislaw, Boroughmuir clinched a five-pointer with a 22-18 win over Aberdeen. Muir led 12-10 at the break and held on thanks to tries from Robbie Wilson, Malcolm Clapperton, Jordon Webster and Ally Warnock.