GHA upset the odds to secure a fantastic victory at the Glasgow City 7s at Cartha yesterday. GHA defeated a formidable Samurai Scottish side in the final by 29 to 24 with tries from Gillman (3), Cassie and Jericevich.
Samurai scored first to leave GHA trailing a team for the first time in the tournament but GHA went in at half time 19-14 ahead. In the second half, GHA scored twice to lead 29 to 14 before Samurai staged a late comeback to bring them within 5 points but the Braidholm men hung on for a famous win.
GHA opened the tournament with a dominant 50-14 victory over the Legacy 7s Series champions, Howe of Fife. GHA expected a tough encounter against a classy Howe outfit who had 2 wins and 2 second places in the 4 previous rounds of the Legacy Series. However, a fired up GHA swept them aside in a one sided game.
In the next round, GHA faced home team Cartha QP whom they defeated 36 -15, a game which was most notable for a head to head collision between GHA’s Chris Binnie and Cartha wing Tony Nyangweso which halted play for 5 minutes whilst both players received treatment.
In the semi final, GHA faced a Glasgow Warrirors side who had beaten the Glasgow Hawks in the previous round. The Warriors included Scotland fly half Ruaridh Jackson as well as former GHA wing and Scotland 7s cap Rory Hughes. GHA ran out comfortable winners by 32-14 to set up a final with Samurai Scottish who defeated Munster in the other Semi.
Next week GHA will look to finish the season on a high at the Braidholm 7s. Gates open at 10am