Cartha march on

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GHA were forced to settle for two bonus points in a 26-25 loss against rivals Cartha on Saturday.

Youngster Josh Brogan missed a last minute conversion for the Braidholm side — meaning Cartha remain top dogs in Championship A.

GHA boss Gordon Macpherson told The Extra: “I can’t fault the guys. We showed great team spirit especially for a young team we fought back well.

“I was quite pleased with the performance especially in the second half against a fairly experienced side who have got some good players”.

Next up for third place GHA is a trip to Dalziel — a side the southsiders defeated 29-14 on opening day.

Coach Macpherson added: “We won’t be underestimating them despite beating them in August.

“Dalziel are a tough side to play and they won’t be taken lightly at all. They play well at home so we are expecting a tough game. Hopefully we can pick up the points and keep in contention”.

Cartha are also hoping to extend their stay on top of the table with a re-run of their opening day clash.

QP face Greenock — who should pose a tougher test than in August when a depleted squad lost 62-13 at Dumbreck.

Meanwhile, Whitecraigs, whose match against Dalziel was postponed this weekend, visit Dunfermline, a side they previously defeated 51-6.