PROMOTION DREAMS EXTINGUISHED BY CHAMPIONS-ELECT

GHA RFC MATCH 161: DUNDEE HSFP 33 – 8 GHA RFC 

2008/2009: Scottish Premiership Two

DUNDEE HSFP 

 GHA RFC

15 G. Taylor
A. Horton 14 P. Hilley
13 N. Cassie
12 A. Rushforth
11 R. McClymont
10 J. Noonan
B. Jones 9 J. Smyth
1 G. Warnock
2 J. Coffey
3 A. Kelly
4 A. Williamson
5 I. Smith
S. Dryer 6 P. Harkins
7 A. Boag
D. Levision 8 D. Kellock
16 A. McCormick
17 R. Jenkins
18 P. Bennett
19 R. Jericevich
Dryer (2), Horton, Jones, Levison Try Taylor
Jones (4) Con
Pen Noonan
DG
Referee
TBC

 

This was probably GHA’s last chance to get back into the promotion challenging group in rugby’s Scottish Hydro Electric Premiership Two, but those hopes were dashed by a clinical performance at Mayfield as Dundee HSFP ran out 33-8 winners.

The home side were 19-5 up at the break with tries from Stephen Dryer, Aubrey Horton and Danny Levison, with Barry Jones adding a couple of conversions. GHA notched a try from Greg Taylor, but the home side looked comfortable enough going into the second half, and restricted the visitors to a Jim Noonan penalty, while Dryer ran in his second, Jones claimed one and added both conversion.

That win takes Dundee 20 points clear of Stewarts Melville – who lie second in Premiership Two, but who went down 13-10 at home to Haddington in what is a tight race for second spot. Dundee can only throw away the title, needing as they do 18 points from six remaining matches to claim promotion and top spot.

Source: The Dundee Courier, Monday 19th January 2009

Leave a Reply