GHA were overwhelmed by cross town rivals Hillhead/Jordanhill on Saturday, losing four tries to one.
However, coach Gordon Macpherson, who welcomes back several players from holidays and injuries this week, refuses to push the panic button.
He told ExtraSport: “I’m not concerned about last week’s result. It’s not that we can’t do what needs to be done, it’s just that we didn’t do it.” Hills’ — led by former GHA fly half A.J. McFarlane — dominated territory in the first try and earned a well deserved try from a line out catch and drive on the GHA five meter line.
GHA’s set piece and breakdown struggled throughout the game, with the forwards out-muscled by a bigger and more physical Hills’ pack. However, the Braidholm side were guilty of spurning a number of try scoring opportunities and Hefin O’Hare touched down for their only score. Both Cartha and Whitecraigs were encouraged by their wins on Saturday.
The Dumbreck side were also facing westend visitors, however they overwhelmed old Anniesland’s GHK.
Whitecraigs travelled to England to take part in the Stockport tournament, defeating the hosts 22-14 and Caernarfon 12-0.