GHA CRASH OUT OF CUP WITH DISMAL FIRST HALF DEFENCE

GHA RFC MATCH 413: HERIOT’S BLUES 48 – 12 GHA RFC

2019/2020: Scottish Cup 2nd Round

 HERIOT’S BLUES 

 GHA RFC

C. Lineen 15 A. Scott
J. Rae 14 J. Craig
F. Hutchison 13 G. Mollison
O. Quinn 12 J. Reilly
C. Robertson 11 J. Baillie
R. Carmichael 10 J. Anderson
G. Wilson 9 G. Baird
J. Lascelles 1 T. Brogan
S. Mustard 2 H. Clark
R. Hutchison 3 S. Fisher
S. Johnstone 4 A. Kerr
C. Bell 5 J. McCarthy (c)
M. Hughes 6 E. Cavan
N. Sutherland 7 D. Ewing
F. Munro 8 L. McCutcheon
F. Osuntoki 16 M. Fox
R. Walker 17 S. Callaghan
M. Oliver 18 M. Marinković
L. Meynier 19 A. Gillman
F. Murphy 20 J. MacKinnon
Rae (3), Meynier (2), R. Hutchison, Robertson, Wilson Try Fisher, Penalty
Wilson (4) Con Penalty
Pen
DG
Referee
 TBC

 

For the third time this season a catastrophic first half presented GHA with an insurmountable challenge. As in the previous two occasions against Currie and Hawick, GHA won the second half but this did little to lighten the mood in the away dressing room as they crashed out of the cup to lower league opposition at Goldenacre. 

John Rae managed to score a hat-trick for Heriot’s and the other tries came from Man of the Match Louis Meynier, Craig Robertson, Graham Wilson and Ross Hutchison, as well as four conversions from Graham Wilson.

Rae scored the first try just 3 minutes into the game after winning the line out with some good interplay. Wilson hit the post missing the first conversion, however it wasn’t long until Heriot’s scored their second try. Wilson landed the conversion taking the score to a 12-0 lead.

Heriot’s Blues continued to perform well with some sensational back skills. After a few more points, Rae finished the first half with an interception try whilst Wilson then successfully chipped the ball over the crossbar leaving Heriot’s Blues 38 points up at half time.

Concerted pressure from GHA RFC led to their first try at the start of the second half by prop Sean Fisher, Jack Anderson missed the conversion kick. The away team were awarded a penalty try underneath the uprights shortly after, taking the score to 38-12.

Finishing off strong, Hutchison and Rae got the final tries in for the Heriot’s Blues bringing the full-time score to 48-12. A very committed game with superb defence and support play throughout. The signs look hopeful for the Heriot’s Blues for the Quarter Finals of the Cup.

Source: Heriot’s Blues Rugby Club, Sunday 27th October 2019

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