GHA go close at Hamilton 7s

GHA travelled to the Hamilton 7s missing their usual half back combo of Gillman and Dunn who were both injured and forward Alan Auld was unavailable. Nevertheless, GHA put in their best performance of the season, only coming unstuck in an end to end final which saw them just lose out to Howe of Fife by 27 to 19.

GHA took an early lead only for Howe to hit back with three scores to make it 15-7 but a second score for GHA saw them go in at half time 15-14 down. GHA then took the lead mid way through the second half and in an unfortunate turn o events for the Braidholm men, James Edgar pulled a hamstring when he looked for all money to be in for another. Howe then hit back and the game was finely poised at 20-19 to Howe, with only a couple of minutes remaining. In some brutal last passages of play, players were strewn across the park as the two teams fought it out like two punch drunk boxers and on the final whistle it was Howe who capped things off with a try. 

GHA began the day with a 52-5 thumping of East Kilbride before dispatching home team Hamilton in the quarters by 31 to 7 in an exhausting game. GHA then defeated Boroughmuir in the semis by 14 to 5. 

Next week, GHA will be looking to defend their Glasgow City 7s title at Cartha where Saracens, Glasgow Warriors and Munster will be among  the opposition. 

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