Greig Ryan was the hero as Aberdeen Grammar overturned a 24-10 halftime deficit to beat GHA at Rubislaw on Saturday.
Number eight and manof-the-match Ryan crashed over the line two minutes from time to give his side a victory that had seemed unlikely in a first half in which the Rubislaw men were unable to get control of the game to the exasperation of head coach Ali O’Connor.
He said: “We kept giving the ball away and were punished but we kept our heads to come back and get a deserved win. Greig Ryan was just fantastic, while centre Nathan Clough was equally impressive, getting us into the right places and, crucially, taking all the right options. Stand off Bryn Perrott also had a great game, this despite getting 10 minutes in the sin-bin.
“We can now go to Edinburgh on Saturday to play Stewart’s-Melville with some confidence, especially as they have yet to win a game.’’
After falling 12 points in arrears, the home side rallied with an unconverted try from centre Nat Coe, only to give away a further 12 points before the break through sloppy defending, but did manage one touchdown of its own when lock Drew Whitehead plunged