MELROSE EXACT REVENGE AS CUP DREAM DIES IN LAST 16 AGAIN

GHA RFC MATCH 43: MELROSE RFC 33 – 17 GHA RFC

2003/2004: Scottish Cup 5th Round

MELROSE RFC 

 GHA RFC

15 N. Barrett
14 R. Watson
13 R. West
J. Rimmer 12 I. Leighton
11 S. O’Donnell
S. Ruthven 10 C. Pothan
9 S. Cowan
1 C. Hastie
W. Mitchell 2 G. Inglis
3 G. Walsh
4 I. Smith
5 T. Carmichael
E. Thomson 6 L. Hazelton
7 J. Fitzpatrick
8 A. Plastow
16 A. Williamson
17 E. Smith
18  J. Noonan
19
Mitchell, Rimmer, Thomson Try Watson, Penalty
Ruthven (3) Con O’Donnell (2)
Ruthven (4) Pen O’Donnell
DG
Referee
Mr I. Ramage (Berwick)

Melrose stayed on the road to Murrayfield by outgunning GHA 33-17 and snatching revenge in the wake of the Glasgow side’s league success at the Greenyards a few weeks ago.

Centre Jon Rimmer laid the foundations with a fine opening try, with the other counters coming from hooker Wayne Mitchell and flanker Euan Thomson. Scott Ruthven was also in fine form with the boot, slotting all three conversions and four penalties. Rory Watson broke through for GHA, and was back in the spotlight when referee Ian Ramage awarded a penalty try for obstruction. Steve O’Donnell kicked the rest of their points but they never really threatened Melrose’s superiority.

Source: The Scotsman, Monday 23rd February 2004

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