HERIOT’S TAKE CLINICAL REVENGE FOR EARLY SEASON UPSET

GHA RFC MATCH 133: HERIOT’S FP RFC 28 – 0 GHA RFC

2007/2008: Scottish Premiership One

HERIOT’S FP RFC 

 GHA RFC

C. Goudie 15 A. Rushforth
M. Teague 14 R. Watson
M. McAllister 13 N. Cassie
C. Goodall 12 A. Bulloch
M. Short 11 R. McClymont
M. Strang 10 J. Noonan
G. Wilson 9 J. Wright
B. McNeil 1 J. Welsh
S. Mustard 2 D. Sutherland
W. Blacklock 3 A. Kelly
P. Eccles 4 G. Williamson
F. McKenzie 5 J. Paine
J. Parker 6 P. Harkins
A. MacDonald 7 A. Boag
G. Noonan 8 D. Chaney
N. Meikle 16 D. Ziolo
K. Blyth 17 J. Coffey
W. Van Niekerk 18 J. Reid
C. Simmonds 19 M. Dunn
O. Brown 20 R. Jericevich
MacDonald, Parker, Teague, Van Niekerk Try
Wilson Con
Strang Pen
Strang DG
Referee
Mr P. Burr

 

GHA remain rooted to the bottom of the table after they were thrashed by a Heriot’s side who, despite the win, were nowhere near their best. The result leaves the Braidholm side in a perilous position.

The enormity of their task was not lost on coach Roddy Moir, who conceded: “Heriot’s pretty much dominated the game. We got progressively worse as it went on.”

The visitors made the stronger start but it was home captain Marc Teague who opened the scoring with a try, converted by Graham Wilson, before Murray Strang provided a drop goal from 30 metres. Flanker Jamie Parker added a second try for the hosts, who were temporarily reduced to 14 men after centre Marcus McAllister was adjudged to have deliberately knocked on. Strang added a penalty on the hour before GHA lost Dan Sutherland to the bin for a series of infringements at the ruck. Heriot’s made the advantage in the pack count, Allan MacDonald crossing for their third try before Werner Van Niekerk powered over in injury time to ensure the bonus point.

Heriot’s coach Bob McKillop said: “Overall, a relatively disappointing performance but we have to be pleased to come away with five points.”

Source: The Scotsman, Monday 26th November 2007

Leave a Reply