GHA RFC MATCH 264: BIGGAR RFC 15 – 34 GHA RFC
2013/2014: Scottish National League
|J. Sullivan||15||S. Lang|
|C. Thomson||14||R. Jericevich|
|M. Bertram||13||H. O’Hare|
|K. Conner||12||A. Henderson (c)|
|C. Parker||11||G. Adams|
|C. Lavery||10||D. Dunn|
|Z. Carlyon||9||J. Plumridge|
|K. Anderson||1||M. Kidd|
|M. Rutherford||2||R. Wilson|
|C. Arthur||3||S. Carson|
|J. Harvey||4||R. Glen|
|G. Owens||5||J. Auld|
|(c) D. Notman||6||R. Jenkins|
|A. Goodall||7||A. Auld|
|C. Cochrane||8||G. MacDonald|
|M. Dunlop||16||S. Fisher|
|A. Peacock||17||J. White|
|E. Sanderson||18||D. Larkin|
|R. Aitken||19||P. Harkins|
|C. McDonald||20||M. Houston|
|Parker (2)||Try||A. Auld (2), Henderson, Jenkins|
|Mr C. Samson (Caledonia RS)|
It was a case of job done at Hartreemill on Saturday afternoon as GHA survived a spirited fightback from the home side before going on to secure a morale boosting bonus point victory.
GHA raced out to a 13 to nil lead as two penalties from full back Scott Lang, followed by a converted try for Alan Auld, were just reward for a blistering opening 20 minutes.
As the game settled down, Biggar started to gain a foothold and a break from their number 8 on the half way led to an unconverted try just before half time, leaving GHA with a 13 to 5 half time lead.
A lackluster opening to the second half from the visitors saw them concede a soft try and penalty and the once commanding lead was now a two point deficit. However, this seemed to reawaken the GHA attack and Andrew Henderson finished off a well worked team score after some relentless phase play allowed him to canter in under the posts.
This was shortly followed by GHA’s third, a driving maul from a 5 metre lineout saw back row Ryan Jenkins come up with the ball.
GHA controlled the game in the final exchanges and in injury time were awarded for their endeavour when a break from Dominic Dunn was supported by Alan Auld who was on hand to finish off under the posts and cap off GHA’s first win of the campaign.
Next week GHA welcome westenders Hillhead/Jordanhill to Braidholm for the first Glasgow derby of the season. KO 3pm.
Source: Bill McMurtrie