BIG WIN ON FIRST VISIT TO BORDERS HEARTLAND

GHA RFC Match 15: KELSO RFC 9 – 34 GHA RFC

2002/2003: Scottish Premiership Two

KELSO RFC 

 GHA RFC

G. Barr 15 A. Scott
J. Fleming 14 R. Watson
G. Murray 13 N. Barrett
C. Morris 12 A. Gibbon
J. Smail 11 R. Armour
R. Carruthers 10 J. Noonan
G. Cowe 9 S. O’Donnell
S. McKenzie 1 R. Nolan
K. Thomson 2 S. MacKinnon
B. Richardson 3 G. Walsh (c)
K. Hendrie 4 N. Tuwhangai
A. Thorburn 5 J. Reid
S. Laing 6 E. Smith
I. Wallace 7 S. Unkles
A. Roxburgh (c) 8 T. Carmichael
S. Newlands 16 I. Nelson
17 J. Fitzpatrick
18  G. Allison
19  B. Edgar
Try Scott (2), Watson (2), Gibbon
Con  Noonan (3)
Morris (3) Pen  Noonan
DG
Referee
Mr J. Graham (Gala)

GHA racked up a big win at Poynder Park against Kelso, on the amalgamated clubs first visit to the country’s rugby heartlands.

Graham Young, Kelso assistant coach: “We are still plagued by a huge injury list. However, today’s players produced a lot of heart and spirit, though we still contributed to our own downfall. Arguably, basic handling errors cost us the game. Where we played well was up front and I am very disappointed that we did not use the numerical advantage well when they had both Tuwhangai and Armour sin-binned in the 54th minute.”

David Wilson, GHA co-coach: “There was a poor standard of play in the first half, which ended with us leading only 10-9. So to get a bonus point from that position was very pleasing, especially as we have not recorded many of them. It came as a result of displaying greater composure and more structure in the second half. All the same, too many penalties were conceded and indiscipline almost proved costly. It is important we get promotion. Though we look comfortably in second place, we are not there yet, as we have a difficult run-in, with Gala away and Biggar and Watsonians at Braidholm still to come.”

Source: The Glasgow Herald, Monday 9th December 2002

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