LATE LIGHTENING STRIKES TWICE

GHA RFC Match 25: GHA RFC 24 – 31 MELROSE RFC

2003/2004: Scottish Premiership One

GHA RFC 

 MELROSE RFC

A. Scott 15 J. Weston
R. Watson 14 G. Caldwell
N. Barrett 13 J. Murray
E. Baillie 12 A. Purves
R. Jericevich 11 A. Skeen
J. Noonan 10 S. Ruthven
S. O’Donnell 9 S. Shiel
C. Birchall 1 G. Dodds
G. Blackburn 2 W. Mitchell
C. Hastie 3 J. Hopgood
I. Smith 4 T. Lynn
J. Eddie 5 S. Aitken
E. Smith 6 S. Johnson
J. Fitzpatrick 7 K. Brown
A. Plastow 8 A. Clark
R. Nolan 16  G. Innes
L. Hazelton 17  S. MacMillan
18
19
Eddie (2) Try Caldwell, Clark, MacRae
Noonan Con Ruthven (2)
Noonan (4) Pen Ruthven (4)
DG
Referee
K. Montgomery (British Army)

 

Last-gasp merchants Melrose were true to form at Braidholm, where Geoff Caldwell’s stoppage-time try earned a dramatic triumph over luckless GHA. Caldwell’s moment of glory came in the 84th minute, leaving the home troops in despair.

Alec Clark and Calum MacRae had earlier broken through for the Borderers, with Scott Ruthven landing two conversions and four penalties. Lock James Eddie had two touchdowns for GHA, with James Noonan converting one and adding four penalties

Source: The Scotsman & BBC Sport, Saturday 20th September 2003

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