2012/2013: Scottish Championship A



L. McWhinnie 15 H. O’Hare
D. McMillan 14 R. Jericevich
R. Westwood 13 J. Brogan
C. Reid 12 A. Henderson (c)
S. Johnstone 11 C. Binnie
C. Lewis 10 D. Dunn
R. Donnachie 9 A. Gillman
D. Irvine 1 S. Spowart
C. Collin 2 D. Malcolm
D. Hay 3 M. Kidd
K. Watters 4 R. Glen
E. Ferguson 5 J. Auld
K. Hughes 6 D. Kellock
G. Armstrong 7 A. Auld
C. Simmonds 8 G. MacDonald
G. Stewart 16 J. Malcolm
G. Clark 17 S. Fisher
A. McLaren 18 R. Jenkins
D. Fitzpatrick 19 S. Lang
Simmonds (2), McWhinnie Try J. Auld, Brogan, Henderson, Jenkins
Donnachie (2) Con Brogan (4)
Pen Brogan
Mr A. Watt


Despite putting in a dominant scrummaging performance, GHA committed a catalogue of errors and laboured to a nonetheless important bonus point win. Results elsewhere meant that this result lifted GHA back into second spot and now only 3 points behind league leaders Cartha.

The game started well for GHA and they had Dalziel under the cosh for the opening 10 minutes. Yet despite some enterprising play, it was from a push over scrum that GHA opened their account when Jamie Auld flopped on the ball as the scrum trundled over the Dalziel try line.

A second try, this time from skipper Andrew Henderson put GHA in the driving seat but some poor defensive work gave Dalziel hope as they scored twice before the interval to leave the half time score at 14-12 in GHA’s favour.

Dalziel had their tails up and started the second half strongly but a penalty from John Brogan followed by a well worked try out wide for the young winger gave GHA a commanding lead. Dalziel hit back when another missed tackle let their number 8 cross for an easy score.

GHA’s response was swift and more well worked phase play saw Grant MacDonald break through before passing to Ryan Jenkins who ran it in from just inside the Dalziel half.

GHA ended the game on a positive note when their scrum, which mad been dominant all afternoon, marched the Dalziel pack backwards a good 15 metres before being awarded a penalty which as kicked to touch to bring up the final whistle.

Source: Bill McMurtrie & Dalziel RFC, Monday 29th October 2012

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