GHA looking for morale boosting win

GHA will be aiming to end their losing run as they travel to face Biggar at Hartree Mill on Saturday.

Both GHA and Biggar have yet to record a win in this season’s National League and both will be hoping to improve after suffering disappointing defeats.

The Southsiders will be hoping to bounce back after suffering a 45-10 defeat against Selkirk at Braidholm last Saturday.

Meanwhile Biggar suffered a 74-5 thrashing at the hands of league leaders Watsonians.

GHA Head Coach Gordon MacPherson believes it will be a battle between two teams low on 
confidence.

He said: “It will be an interesting game. It is obviously two teams who are probably down on 
confidence and are struggling a little bit. 

“Biggar have had a couple of disappointing results as well. They will be desperately keen to 
atone for that. They are playing at home and will want a reaction and so will we. 

“Both of us will be desperate for a win to get our season off to a start to try and stop the rot.”

After the highs of gaining promotion from the Championship A last season GHA have found 
life in the National League tough going.

An improved display against Peebles was then followed by a disappointing performance against Selkirk at home.
However GHA Head Coach Gordon MacPherson feels if they can get their first win on the 
board the team can kick on for the rest of the season.

He said: “Getting the first win is what we need right now. You can build on getting your first win. 
“A win is great for confidence, it lifts the whole club and that is exactly what we need. 

“It won’t just happen we have to work hard, we have to make it happen and it means we have 
to really concentrate on training and everything we do. 

“We are going to spend Tuesday and Thursday working on some aspects of our game. If we 
work hard, try and fix the problems and try to stay tight as a team then we will be okay.

“We can’t go into our shells we still have to play and be brave enough to play rugby. And 
actually believe in ourselves that we can play better. 

“As a coach and a player I have been in those situations before it is not the time to sink into a 
negative frame of mind as coaches we need to keep them believing and keep them going.”

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