The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)

Gor­do­nians left to pay price for han­dling er­rors


- Sports · Angus · Glasgow · Scotland · Ben Hutton · Thomas Williams

Gor­do­nians suf­fered a 50-12 home de­feat against GHK in a frus­trat­ing game for the team in the midst of a rel­e­ga­tion dog­fight.

The Countess­wells side could only re­spond with two tries to GHK’s eight in a dis­play rid­dled by un­forced er­rors, which dis­ap­pointed their head coach Ryan Mor­rice.

He said: “We gave away too many penal­ties and made ba­sic er­rors when we got the ball. It’s the way our sea­son has gone.”

The hosts strug­gled to make any in­roads into the GHK de­fence in the first half. as An­gus Lind­say, Danny Campbell and Ben Hut­ton scored to put the vis­i­tors 19-0 up within the first quar­ter.

The Gor­do­nians for­wards were work­ing hard but GHK con­tin­ued to find holes in their de­fence, as Cameron Hughes and Hugh

Parker crossed the white­wash to give the Glas­gow side an unas­sail­able lead at half-time.

Gor­do­nians started the sec­ond half brightly, though, and were re­warded with a well-worked try from the ev­er­re­li­able Thomas Wil­liams.

Thomas Urquhart added the ex­tras and the prop’s try was fol­lowed by a skil­ful score by winger Jamie Wills as he side-stepped his op­po­site num­ber on the out­side before bundling over in the cor­ner.

Vic­tory re­mained an un­likely prospect but it looked like Gor­do­nians would sal­vage some pride in the sec­ond half.

The hosts paid the price for a cat­a­logue of han­dling er­rors, how­ever, as GHK once again found holes aplenty in their de­fence.

The vis­i­tors added three more tries as Jack Cuth­bert, Hughes and Hut­ton added to their tally in a strong dis­play by GHK, who have had a fine sea­son with for­mer Scot­land man Peter Wright at the helm.

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