GHA aiming for semi final berth

GHA will look to book a place in the RBS West Regional Cup semi-finals as they face Dalziel at Braidholm.

The Southsiders gained a bonus point win last weekend as they comfortably beat Greenock 
Wanderers 41-12 to put them top of West Regional Cup pool 3.

Despite wet and windy conditions both teams served up an entertaining afternoon of free 
flowing rugby, with both teams eager to run the ball at any opportunity.

GHA outscored Greenock by 7 tries to 2. Tries from Dominic Dunn (2), Murray Houston, 
Declan Larkin, Chris Binnie, Alan Auld and Hefin O’Hare helped them to a comfortable win.
Victory against Dalziel on Saturday would set up a semi-final showdown against Hillhead/
Jordanhill.

GHA Head Coach Gordon MacPherson believes it is important to do well in the Cup.

He said: “It is always good to do well in the Cups. It is quite a good thing to get away from 
the league for a little bit and it is always good to be competitive in the Cup. To get to a big 
game would be good for the club and give us a bit of a boost.

“Also it would be good to give guys who haven’t had much rugby in the last few weeks and 
give them a run out.” 

GHA played Dalziel in the RBS Championship League A last season and managed to win 
both games.

Dalziel haven’t been in the best form in the league this season having lost all 13 of their 
games so far. Despite GHA being heavy favourites to book a place in the semi-finals Head Coach Gordon MacPherson is eager that complacency doesn’t creep in.

He said: “We played Dalziel last year so we know about them. They will give it a good go 
and I think since we are a division above them they would like to think we would be a good 
scalp. 

“If we were to lose against Dalziel we would be tremendously disappointed. We will be 
hoping for victory but the performance is probably what we are looking for to take it to the 
league. 

“It is a big game for us.”

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