GHA RFC MATCH 129: MELROSE RFC 33 – 17 GHA RFC
2007/2008: Scottish Premiership One
|A. Jessop||15||A. Rushforth|
|C. Anderson||14||R. Watson (c)|
|J. Murray (c)||13||N. Cassie|
|D. Whiteford||12||A. Bulloch|
|S. McCormick||11||R. Jericevich|
|S. Wight||10||C. McKay|
|R. Chrystie||9||J. Wright|
|A. Gillie||1||J. Welsh|
|W. Mitchell||2||D. Sutherland|
|R. Higgins||3||B. Prescott|
|R. Miller||4||G. Williamson|
|S. Johnson||5||J. Paine|
|J. Dalziel||6||G. Harkness|
|G. Dodds||7||A. Boag|
|W. Wallace||8||D. Chaney|
|K. Crooney||16||D. Ziolo|
|C. Robson||17||A. Kelly|
|S. Ruthven||18||P. Harkins|
|G. Stewart||19||J. Smyth|
|G. Innes||20||M. Dunn|
|Anderson, Dalziel, McCormick, Whiteford, Wight||Try||Boag (2), Watson|
|Mr I. Heard (Gala)|
Melrose remain at the head of the pack chasing runway leaders Boroughmuir after another bonus-point win at the Greenyards.
Yet, apart from a pretty impressive opening 15 minutes, it was a disjointed performance from the Borderers against the division’s basement side as they seemed to lose their way in the middle period of the game, allowing GHA three tries.
Melrose’s devastating start saw stand-off Scott Wight slip over for the opening try after just five minutes. Shortly after, winger Scott McCormick cut inside from Melrose’s next sortie to touch down and when Wight added his third successful conversion following their best move which set Callum Anderson over, it looked like a stroll for the hosts.
Yet it took more than 40 minutes for Melrose to increase their tally when John Dalziel added the fourth try. GHA’s Andy Boag notched two either side of Dalziel’s try before David Whiteford gave Melrose a fifth try. Rory Watson added a third for GHA in the last ten minutes, but by then Melrose had just about done enough to make it safe.
Source: The Scotsman, Monday 29th October 2007