GHA back on form

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GHA notched nine tries, three by Niall Cassie, in a hefty victory against Kelso in Saturday’s RBS National League contest.

Kelso were 6-0 up after 15 minutes, with two penalty goals by Ben Cooper.

GHA, though, had their own phases of heavy pressure. Lang stepped twice inside for a try by the posts. He also converted.

Kelso responded quickly with a try by Kieran Cooney. Cooper converted, but Henderson slipped three tackles and Alan Auld finished off from about 35 metres.

The full back gathered a Kelso kick around halfway and ran the ball back.

Grant MacDonald and Jericevich joined in, and Cassie won the race to touch down.

Lang converted, and though Cooper cut the margin to just three points.

It was only in the final quarter that GHA unleashed their try-spree.

Murray Houston’s pop-pass off a five-metre scrum sent Henderson in after 61 minutes, and when Couper played an scissors move with Hefin O’Hare it opened the way for Cassie to cut through for his second try. Lang converted both for 38-16 in 64 minutes.
Cassie’s third try sparked a finale of three. MacDonald’s scrummage pick-up well inside the home half and Henderson’s break left Jericevich to sprint away, and Robbie Glen to finish off. Lang converted the last two.