GHA climb league despite loss

GHA have gone from third to second place in their league.

This is the only positive to be taken from their away game loss against Dumfries.

The game started with GHA on the attack.

Dumfries came to life and a line break was stopped within inches of the GHA line, GHA turned it over and proceeded to attack from behind their own line.

Second Row Robbie Glen hit it up in mid field and GHA secured the ball.

However, with Sorbie involved in the ruck, GHA continued to run it and a wayward pass was intercepted by the Dumfries inside centre for an easy score.

GHA’s Andrew Gillman made a break and scored near the posts.

Dumfries then hit back once more thanks to some poor GHA defending.

They then scored early in the second half with an easy try.

A further penalty to Dumfries saw them grab the lead, 20 to 19.

A fantastic break up the left hand side was illegally halted five metres from the Dumfries line.

GHA took the quick tap and a quick recycled ball after the initial hit up saw James Malcolm go over for his first senior try.

Tane Jericevich slotted the conversion to give GHA a 26 to 20 lead with quarter of the game remaining.

GHA held out until the Dumfries inside centre scored under the posts.

The conversion gave Dumfries a one point lead.

At the end of the match, GHA secured two bonus points, one for scoring four trys and one for losing by less than seven points.

Results elsewhere meant that this was enough to see them up into second but trailing early pace setters Cartha QP by seven points.

Next week GHA welcome Falkirk to Braidholm.