MELROSE BRUSH ASIDE VISITORS AS THEY KEEP THEIR EYE ON THE BIGGER PICTURE

GHA RFC MATCH 129: MELROSE RFC 33 – 17 GHA RFC

2007/2008: Scottish Premiership One

MELROSE RFC 

 GHA RFC

A. Jessop 15 A. Rushforth
C. Anderson 14 R. Watson (c)
J. Murray (c) 13 N. Cassie
D. Whiteford 12 A. Bulloch
S. McCormick 11 R. Jericevich
S. Wight 10 C. McKay
R. Chrystie 9 J. Wright
A. Gillie 1 J. Welsh
W. Mitchell 2 D. Sutherland
R. Higgins 3 B. Prescott
R. Miller 4 G. Williamson
S. Johnson 5 J. Paine
J. Dalziel 6 G. Harkness
G. Dodds 7 A. Boag
W. Wallace 8 D. Chaney
K. Crooney 16 D. Ziolo
C. Robson 17 A. Kelly
S. Ruthven 18 P. Harkins
G. Stewart 19 J. Smyth
G. Innes 20 M. Dunn
Anderson, Dalziel, McCormick, Whiteford, Wight Try Boag (2), Watson
Wight (4) Con Cassie
Pen
DG
Referee
Mr I. Heard (Gala)

 

Melrose remain at the head of the pack chasing runway leaders Boroughmuir after another bonus-point win at the Greenyards.

Yet, apart from a pretty impressive opening 15 minutes, it was a disjointed performance from the Borderers against the division’s basement side as they seemed to lose their way in the middle period of the game, allowing GHA three tries.

Melrose’s devastating start saw stand-off Scott Wight slip over for the opening try after just five minutes. Shortly after, winger Scott McCormick cut inside from Melrose’s next sortie to touch down and when Wight added his third successful conversion following their best move which set Callum Anderson over, it looked like a stroll for the hosts.

Yet it took more than 40 minutes for Melrose to increase their tally when John Dalziel added the fourth try. GHA’s Andy Boag notched two either side of Dalziel’s try before David Whiteford gave Melrose a fifth try. Rory Watson added a third for GHA in the last ten minutes, but by then Melrose had just about done enough to make it safe.

Source: The Scotsman, Monday 29th October 2007

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