Home defeat for Glens

Allan Glen’s 7

GHK 36

BT West Division 1

Allan Glen’s first home game of the season ended in defeat at the hands of GHK on Saturday.

Desipte the end result Glens impressed early on retaining the ball well. And when McKay made an excellent break and flipped the ball to Ekevati it looked a certain score for the home side.

However, the pass was deemed to be forward and the game began to swing in favour of the visitors.

Just ten minutes into the game, a charge by GHK’s Parker opened the scoring for the Anniesland team.

On twenty five minutes Bothwick blocked an attempted clearance kick and pounced on the ball to score before the home defence could react. Robertson converted.

Just before the break a sustained bout of pressure on the Glens line saw Hands touch down for the visitors, to secure a half-time score of 0-17.

Immediately after the restart Davidson squeezed in at the corner for GHK after a good handling move.

Glens at last came to life when Ekevati picked up a loose ball carried for a few meters then passed out to Sean Kirk, who outpaced the opposition defence to the line. Thomson converted.

The home side now had their best period of the game but just could not break a stubborn GHK defence.

Glen’s scrum had been dominant but seemed to tire towards the end of the game and a few minutes before time Kinane drove over for the visitors from five metres.

This was a hard, exciting game and the score did not reflect the true difference between the teams.

Meanwhile, Allan Glen’s 2nd XV defeated Clydebank 55-24, while the U18s side thumped Waysiders/Drumpellier by 36-0.