GHA the giant killers?

GHA will get set to host the best team in Scotland as they take on Premier division leaders Ayr in the RBS West Regional Cup.

The Braidholm side will hope to continue a a good run of form which has taken them to the top of the Championship league A table and earned them a 34-0 shutout victory against West of Scotland.

However, Ayr, who defeated GHA 33-0 in the reverse fixture, are on fire at present, defeating premier two side Hillhead Jordanhill 55-5 last Saturday with both Gossman brothers, Kerr and Craig, grabbing a hat-trick.

While on Tuesday, Ardrossan were lambs to the slaughter in a 40-0 win for the giants.

Head coach Gordon MacPherson is hoping to cause Ayr, who are led by former GHA and Glasgow Warriors flanker Calum Forrester, more problems this time around.

He said: “It will be a huge step up as they are the top side in the country.

“Again it will be a test of our sort of resources I suppose in one way and our skill level in another.

“We are under no illusions that they are a quality side. We will hopefully give them a tougher test this time and pose them a few more problems than the last time we played them.

“We didn’t take any opportunities and didn’t get any chances last time.

“Hopefully we will pose them a few more problems.”

Whitecraigs were encouraged last week by a 19-3 victory against rivals Greenock.

The club are starting to look more like themselves with the return of regulars Stewart Henderson, Ally Stevenson, Stewart Magorian, Jamie Christine and Hamish Hunter to the line up.

On Saturday at 2pm, Craigs will welcome Dumfries to West Lodge in cup action, however, with only two points in five games, the southsiders are without a hope of qualifying from the group.

Cartha will hope to be able to dish out similar punishment to Glasgow rivals as their neighbours West of Scotland, when the Milngavie side come to visit Dumbreck on Saturday at 1.30pm.

Cartha are currently second in their group behind Hamilton, last week they defeated league rivals Dalziel 38-12.