GHA RFC Match 9: WATSONIANS FC 16 – 3 GHA RFC
2002/2003: Scottish Premiership Two
|J. Kerr||15||A. Scott|
|G. Haley||14||R. Watson|
|R. McKeown||13||B. Beagley|
|N. Tweedie||12||R. Armour|
|A. Turnbull||11||A. Gibbon|
|B. Hennessy||10||J. Noonan|
|D. Symmons||9||S. O’Donnell|
|K. Coertzee||1||R. Nolan|
|G. Dickson||2||S. MacKinnon|
|A. Welsh||3||D. Jamieson|
|D. Burns||4||J. Vos|
|C. Houston||5||J. Reid|
|N. Jackson||6||E. Smith|
|G. Brown||7||G. Howieson|
|I. Dryburgh||8||T. Carmichael|
|W. Scott||16||G. Walsh|
|C. Gregor||17||J. Fitzpatrick|
|Mr I. Heard (Gala YM)|
THE clash between the leading two clubs in Division 2 ended with Watsonians preserving their unbeaten record. However, their recently formed Glasgow opponents kept their newly acquired reputation, providing stern opposition to the Myreside club who had scored 41 tries in their eight previous league matches.
Some weak tackling allowed Graeme Haley to run 50 metres past several Glasgow players, Gavin Brown finishing off the move for Watsonians to score their first try after only two minutes. However, the visitors’ defence improved greatly, Andy Scott and Rory Watson, in particular, making some try-saving tackles. Watsonians winger Andrew Turnbull, normally a speedy finisher, was stopped four times as the line beckoned and only once did he escape the Glasgow defence to score in the corner in 50 minutes, after taking the ball from veteran full-back John Kerr.
GHA’s pack competed well, their defence remaining secure. They continued tackling to the end, although Watsonians’ attacking edge was blunted in the final quarter by Richard McKeown and Kian Coertzee being yellow-carded.
Source: The Scotsman & The Glasgow Herald, Monday 28th October 2002