Henderson wary of Dunfermline threat

GHA got back to winning ways after a 31-19 victory away against Dalziel.

Tries from Jamie Auld, Andrew Henderson, John Brogan and Ryan Jenkins helped seal the bonus point victory to close the gap at the top of the table.

GHA captain Andy Henderson was pleased to gain the bonus point victory.

He said: “I thought we played pretty well. We had a lot of the ball in the first period of the game but we just couldn’t get the finishing pass.

“We forced a few passes which led to turnovers which was frustrating because we had a few chances in good positions early on.

“But we made a lot of mistakes. It might have been a different game if we managed to put a few of the chances away.

“However we stuck at it. I think overall we are pleased to get the bonus point win.”

GHA managed to gain yet more valuable bonus points taking their tally to 12 for the season. And Henderson believes they could be the difference come the end of the season.

He added: “I guess we will find out come the end of the season. In the league at the moment we are sitting second but our bonus points have been crucial because we have lost more games than teams around us.

“Obviously picking up the bonus points has kept us up there which has obviously played a big part in us staying near the top of the table at the moment.”

GHA will be hoping to maintain the pressure on Cartha Queen’s Park at the top of the RBS Championship League A as they welcome Dunfermline to Braidholm on Saturday.

The Braidholm side will be hoping to make it two wins in a row after last week’s victory away to Dalziel.

They are now just three points behind local rivals Cartha and could go top this weekend if results go their way.

GHA captain Andy Henderson is expecting a stern test against Dunfermline despite the visitors being second bottom of the table.

He said: “They are tough. We had a tough game up at Dunfermline earlier in the season. They won last Saturday so they will be going into the game with a bit of confidence.

“They have some excellent players there. They haven’t had as many wins as they would probably have liked.

“We will have to produce close to our best again to get the victory.”

The match against Dunfermline will be the last league game for a month with cup games taken over. And Henderson believes it is vital to go into the league break with a victory.

He said: “It is important because it is the final game before the cup games take over for a little while. It would be good for confidence and good for morale if we end up in a decent position before the league break going into the cup.”

A few weeks ago GHA were 10 points behind Cartha Queen’s Park at the top of the table but there is now just a three point deficit with just eight games to go.

Despite losing more games than teams around them the collection of winning and losing bonus points has helped them keep in touch and with a chance of promotion.

GHA captain Andy Henderson is hoping they can stay in touch with a victory against Dunfermline this weekend.

He said: “ I think we are certainly where we would like to be.

“We are in the mix and we are still in contention at this point in the season. It is about pushing on and hopefully we can do that against Dunfermline and be top at the end of the season.”

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