Gor­do­nians’ chal­lenge

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen) - - SPORT -

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

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