GHA PLAY ‘GET OUT OF JAIL’ CARD AT BRAIDHOLM

GHA RFC MATCH 3: GHA RFC 27 – 24 MURRAYFIELD WANDERERS FC

2002/2003: Scottish Premiership Two

GHA RFC 

 MURRAYFIELD WANDERERS FC

N. Barrett 15 I. Henderson
R. Watson 14 A. Broatch
R. Armour 13 A. Farquharson
B. Beagley 12 C. Dove
B. Edgar 11 R. Neill
J. Noonan 10 S. Threadgall
M. Dunn 9 N. McDonald
R. Nolan 1 C. Brown
R. Finlayson 2 J. Peggie
D. Jamieson 3 L. Fourie
T. Carmichael 4 G. Hann
J. Mundell 5 D. Adamson
A. Burke 6 A. Cane
J. Fitzpatrick 7 N. Hitchen
A. Plastow 8 N. McCallum
S. MacKinnon 16 T. Sutherland
L. Hazelton 17 A. McPherson
 S. Chassells 18 N. Tunnah
 A. Toshner 19 G. Cuthill
Carmichael (2), MacKinnon Try
Noonan (3) Con
Noonan (2) Pen Threadgall (8)
DG
Referee
Mr B. Devin (Portobello)

In glorious sunshine, the cricket aficionados at Braidholm watched aghast as the rugby guys squandered the sort of afternoon they would have given their right pad for during a ruined season, writes Ron Evans.

A combination of basic errors, poor tactics and unsympathetic refereeing made for a game which never came to light. Wanderers displayed an equal measure of naivety by giving away three almost identical tries.

These scores were punctuated by a metronomic interruption from the boot of Stephen Threadgall, whose eight penalties from ten attempts amply illustrated the self-inflicted damage GHA incurred by giving away daft penalties after putting themselves under pressure.

“We got out of jail” admitted a mightily relieved David Wilson, co-coach of GHA “and the lack of experience behind the scrump was evident today”. Wanderers coach Peter Wright admitted: “Poor finishing let us down.”

Source: The Scotsman & The Glasgow Herald, Monday 16th September 2002

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