HONEYMOON PERIOD CONTINUES WITH SECOND VICTORY

GHA RFC MATCH 2: GRANGEMOUTH RFC 15 – 44 GHA RFC

2002/2003: Scottish Premiership Two

GRANGEMOUTH RFC 

 GHA RFC

J. Campbell 15 A. Menzies
R. Innes 14 R. Watson
D. Hughes 13 R. Armour
P. Arnold 12 B. Beagley
T. Meadows 11 B. Edgar
K. Halliday 10 J. Noonan
E. Wilson 9 R. Au
G. Bell 1 R. Nolan
A. Verity 2 I. Nelson
M. Crossley 3 D. Jamieson
G. Nichol 4 T. Carmichael
S. McKenzie 5 J. Mundell
G. Mitchell 6 A. Burke
D. Baikie 7 J. Fitzpatrick
D. Edge 8 A. Plastow
K. Hope 16 S. MacKinnon
D. Wilson 17 R. Finlayson
 J. Cuthbertson 18 M. Dunn
19 A. Healy
Edge, Meadows Try Mundell (3), Fitzpatrick (2), Plastow
Halliday Con Noonan (4)
Halliday Pen Noonan
DG Noonan
Referee
Mr A. Hepburn (Lenzie)

Autumn’s finger touched Glensburgh on Saturday, writes Alan Christie. But, with the newly combined side adding a convincing away win to their defeat of promotion-tipped Ayr, spring with all its promise blooms yet on the south side of Glasgow.

Grangemouth had at least their fair share of possession but could only bludgeon their way forward. GHA were not only faster in deed but also in thought. Totting up scorers at the end, it came as a surprise to realise that GHA’s six tries had all come from back-five forwards – proof of the total rugby style that had been adopted. Hat-trick hero John Mundell even emerged from the middle row.

Forwards coach Gavin Walsh said after the match: “We have to keep the players’ heads down from the clouds.

“There is still a job to do up-front, as there are clubs in waiting who will ask questions of us defensively that Grangemouth failed to pose.”

Source: The Scotsman, Monday 9th September 2002

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