GHA GET STUCK IN RIVERSIDE MUD

GHA RFC MATCH 328: JED-FOREST RFC 41 – 22 GHA RFC

2015/2016: Scottish National League One

JED-FOREST RFC 

 GHA RFC

L. Young 15 B. Sorbie
R. Hogg 14 E. Greer
G. Young 13 B. Addison
F. Harkness 12 A. Henderson (c)
R. Shirra-Gibb 11 A. Auld
G. Mein 10 M. Houston
D. Ritchie 9 A. Gillman
C. Hogg 1 T. Brogan
H. Synman 2 E. Cavan
P. Ferreira 3 L. Archer
G. Stewart 4 J. Lyons
G. Law 5 C. McGeough
G. Taylor 6 A. Barnett
G. Robson 7 R. McKinstray
M. Weekley 8 R. Angus
R. Gibson 16 S. Usuda
S. Raeburn 17 M. Scott
C. Skeldon 18 G. Campbell
J. Hynd 19 P. Jericevich
R. Combe 20 Z. Abrantes
Hogg (3), Mein, Shirra-Gibb, Weekley, L. Young Try Angus, Cavan, Sorbie
Mein (3) Con Jericevich (2)
Pen Houston
DG
Referee
Mr C. Rudkin (Hawick)

 

GHA lost out to Jed-Forest at a muddy Riverside Park.

Another week and another massive game for Jed. It was also a very special game for two of the Royal Blues finest, Robert Hogg celebrated his 200th appearance for Jed-Forest RFC and it also happens to be his 29th birthday. It was also Grant Stewart’s last time of pulling on the Royal Blue, this has been Grant’s 2nd visit to Riverside Park and we have enjoyed his stay with us. Grant is returning to South Africa and we wish him and his fiancée Robyn all the very best for the future. Robert Hogg’s 200th game was capped off with a hat-trick of tries.

Jed started very quickly with Robbie Shirra-Gibb drifting in and sending Lewis Young scorching under the posts, Mein converted. Jed scored again when 200 man Hogg burst through some weak tackling to score under the posts, again Mein converted to give Jed a 14 – 0 lead after 5 minutes. The game disintegrated a bit under the conditions for the next 25 minutes, though GHA did score a penalty through Murray Houston. The Jed pack was going well and good maul ball saw a chance for Mein, who barged over for Jed’s third try. Robbie Shirra-Gibb scored Jed’s bonus point try soon after and Mein added the conversion from wide out. GHA’s Bruce Sorbie snuck in the corner for a try out of nowhere to make it 26-8 at half time.

Another blistering start saw Michael Weekley score Jed’s 5th try to make it 31-8. GHA had changed their scrum half and brought on the very experienced Peter Jericevich and he galvanised the GHA team. They ground out a score after 70 minutes through Ross Angus but the best was still to come. Robert Hogg replied almost immediately and just 5 minutes later he intercepted a loose pass to run the length of the pitch to complete his hat-trick to round off a special day. GHA scored another consolation try through Erik Cavan on full time to make the final score 41-22 to Jed.

This was a decent win but we must tighten up the lineout before next week’s trip to Marr and there was no need to ship 3 tries. A bonus point win in testing conditions is always a good thing and keeps us in contention at the right end of the table.

Source: Jed-Forest RFC

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