YM PUSH GHA TO LIMITS IN CUP

GHA RFC MATCH 115: HAWICK YM RFC 12 – 24 GHA RFC 

2006/2007: Scottish Cup 4th Round

HAWICK YM RFC 

 GHA RFC

G. Robertson 15 N. Barrett
H. Neish 14 R. Watson
N. Renwick 13 A. Rushforth
C. Neish 12 A. Bulloch
C. Rodgerson 11 N. Cassie
D. McCracken 10 J. Noonan
B. Campbell 9 M. Dunn
B. Lilly 1 J. Welsh
R. Borthwick 2 G. King
M. Froud 3 A. Baldioli
R. Turnbull 4 G. Williamson
C. Robson 5 C. Mason
S. Hill 6 G. Harkness
K. Miller 7 L. Hazelton
J. Carmichael 8 S. Kearns
B. Phin 16 D. Ziolo
K. Davies 17 A. Kelly
18 A. Rennick
19 A. Boag
Davies, McCracken Try Watson (2), Cassie, Kearns
Renwick Con Noonan (2)
Pen
DG
Referee
Mr I. Heard (Gala)

 

The underdogs, with a performance of typical Borders grit, came close to causing a Scottish Cup upset on a heavy pitch, which tested the fitness levels of all the players. But the sheer physical presence of a GHA side, which included three ex-professionals, proved the difference.

“We had little answer to their driving mauls, although we did well to come back,” said YM coach Jammie Macfarlane.

Keith Davies collected a loose ball and burst away for a YM try converted by Neil Renwick with 12 minutes left to cut the deficit to seven points. However, as YM pressed for the equalising score, the ball was knocked on and broke to Niall Cassie, who showed football skills to seal the contest.

YM had been outdone by a brace of tries either side of half-time from Rory Watson and a push-over score from N.o8 Sean Kearns, after Dean McCracken’s opener.

Source: The Scotsman, Monday 22nd January 2007

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