GHA seemed to have recovered from their relegation woes of last season and came to this game with 14 points from the possible 15 from their opening three games.
After recovering from an early scoring burst by their visitors, the Glasgow team soon clawed back the lead until they and quite a few of the supporters on both sides must have thought they had the game in the bag when they went 31-20 ahead with a little over 10 minutes to go. Lasswade played the full 80 minutes though and snatched victory and five points in the dying minutes.
Dominant in the set scrums and secure in the lineouts, GHA had the majority of the territory and possession for much of the middle hour of the game. Their 53-Scotland-cap Henderson at centre, supported particularly by the back three, repeatedly stretched the Lasswade defence.
The game started brightly enough for the Midlothian side as they applied all the pressure and earned two Brown penalties in the first six minutes. With less than a quarter hour gone, Clark made it 0-13 when he snaffled the ball from a disrupted GHA scrum on their 22 and broke all the way to the line.
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