GHA SUFFER BITTER TASTE OF DEFEAT FOR FIRST TIME

GHA RFC MATCH 4: KIRKCALDY RFC 22 – 20 GHA RFC 

2002/2003: Scottish Premiership Two

KIRKCALDY RFC 

 GHA RFC

C. Milne 15 A. Menzies
W. Berry 14 B. Edgar
C. Goodall 13 R. Armour
R. Dewey 12 B. Beagley
R. Gilmour 11 A. Scott
D. Petre 10 J. Noonan
B. Jones 9 R. Au
M. Thomson 1 R. Nolan
S. Brown 2 S. MacKinnon
G. Mangalo 3 D. Jamieson
S. Price 4 T. Carmichael
K. Fraser 5 J. Mundell
C. Wilson 6 A. Burke
S. Cain 7 J. Fitzpatrick
C. MacDonald 8 A. Plastow
P. Burns 16 I. Nelson
C. McConnell 17 J. Reid
M. Fleming 18 M. Loakman
 R. Paterson 19 N. Barrett
Dewey, Gilmour, Wilson Try Noonan, Scott
Gilmour (2) Con Noonan (2)
Gilmour Pen Noonan (2)
DG
Referee
Mr I. Heard (Gala YM)

Prior to kick-off the Fifers were looking for their first win whilst the new Glasgow combine had yet to taste defeat.

It is very different now, though that seemed improbable in a flat first quarter when GHA ran up a comfortable 10-0 lead with a try from winger Andy Scott. Kirkcaldy had offered little threat but that, and the match, changed between the 20th and 26th minutes. First Chris Milne intruded and passed inside to Rob Dewey, who cut through to the posts. Two minutes later, GHA full-back Nicky Barrett had his kick charged down by Craig Wilson, who ran home the try. Next, centre Cammy Goodall pulled in the visiting defence for Robbie Gilmour to touch-down. GHA’s try by James Noonan came too late.

GHA co-coach Gavin Walsh said: “For the first time, the players found themselves in a crisis and they didn’t respond. They found out that they have to remain composed under pressure and fight their way back.”

Source: The Scotsman & The Glasgow Herald, Monday 23rd September 2002 & The Fife Free Press, Friday 27th September 2002.

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