The Herald

A mother trying her best


A SWEET tale from rugby writer Matt Vallance who tells us: “Just as the press pack was packing-up to go home from Old Anniesland following the Glasgow Hawks v Heriot’s rugby match, a lady from Edinburgh came into the press box and told us the Heriot’s wingers had been wearing different shirts from those indicated in the programme.

“Charlie Simpson was wearing 14, rather than 11, while Gavin Parker, 14 on the team sheet, had worn 11. So Simpson, rather than Parker, whom the press had identified as the scorer from the team-sheet, had scored Heriot’s try.

“The informant was Gavin Parker’s mother, therefore her honesty cost her son a try credit in the papers. We wondered if any Glasgow mother, even a west end Lady, would have been so honest in the circumstan­ces.”

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