Tuesday 1 October 2019

Match Summary Prem 4: GHA v Accies

Results, Saturday 28 October 2019
1st XV 20-31 GHA
2nd XV 41-43 Heriot's

1st XV 20-31 GHA 1st XV
After a delayed start due to our late arrival at Braidholm, the game did not start well for us and, apart from a period of about twenty minutes in the second half, that was really the case for the whole match. We were two converted tries down within 15 minutes, although Ruairi Campbell answered the second of those within three minutes and Jamie Loomes kicked a penalty, reducing the deficit with a score of 14-8 and seeming to put us back in the game. Unfortunately that appearance was soon shattered, with two more GHA tries in quick succession, making the half-time score 24-8.

The second half started better for us, with the standard of our play vastly improved, and we were rewarded with a Jamie Sole try, which Loomes converted. Patrick O'Sullivan then scored to close the gap to 24-20 and we really looked like we were back in it. However, the remainder of the game was played out by a dominant GHA, who had us defending our line and eventually broke through on the whistle, robbing us of even a losing bonus point.

Our Jacoby Rugs Man of the Match was Club Captain, Jamie Sole. Jamie is kindly sponsored by Dropkick Murphy's.

Ruairi Campbell (Stuart Paterson)
Jamie Sole (Dropkick Murphy's)
Patrick O'Sullivan (Dropkick Murphy's)
Goal kicks
Jamie Loomes (The Desson Family) - 1 conversion; 1 penalty

For a full match report, please visit The Offside Line.
'Highlights' of the match can be viewed on Scottish Rugby TV.

2nd XV 41-43 Heriot's Blues 2nd XV
This was a game we could have won if we had defended better. We had most of the possession and the game was played far more in Heriot's 22 than in our own, but we made it far too easy for them to steal breakaway tries against the run of play and they were not slow to take their chances. Although it was a frustating final result, at least we came away with two bonus points. The 2nd XV Man of the Match was captain, Kevin Jenkins.


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