May 20 2011 by Lizzie Smith, Kilmarnock Standard
KILLIE were outnumbered by a big Glasgow squad on Sunday.
The GHA team were out in force with more than 20 players on show for the 13-a-side game.
The 1pm kick off saw a dull start to the afternoon with the strong breeze just managing to keep the rain at bay.
From the kick-off, both teams had strength in attack and the ability to make big defensive tackles.
GHA took the initiative with the opening try of the game, but from the restart Killie took no time in getting on the score sheet with a superb try from inside centre Gregor Paxton.
The first half hour of play saw only two tries scored by each team and the scores tied thanks to a superb second Killie try from outside centre Bradley Smith.
The game was proving to be very physical and the last 15 minutes saw a turning point in the match.
The Killie side was weakened with both previous try scorers off injured and the depth of the GHA squad saw them introduce seven fresh sets of legs.
A weakened Killie were now at the mercy of GHA who ran out four tries in the closing period to no return.
Despite the score line, there were several excellent Killie performances from Gregor Paxton, Jack Gemmell, Stewart Cuthbertson and Jack McLean.
Bradley Smith was the team player of the day for his superb work rate in both attack and defence.