Weather conditions were horrendous at Laigh Bent with turbulent winds and lashing rain. As both teams took to the field the goal posts were bending in the wind behind them.
Ardrossan started the match with an awkward kick that scuffed along the ground and was knocked on by Chris Naughton as he tried to secure the ball. The ref however blew for the ball not travelling the 10 and Hamilton elected for a scrum at half way. Both teams hoped that this wasn’t a foresight for the rest of the match. From here Hamilton gained good ground and managed to get deep into Ardrossan’s territory early on where Adam Deuchar was able to exploit holes in Adrossan’s defence and score the first try of the match. The conversion was missed (5-0).
After the restart, Ardrossan conceded a series of penalties which again allowed Hamilton to kick deep into the Adrossan half. With a penalty finding touch just outside the 5m line, hooker Chris Naughton hit Kyle Richmond who set up a catch and drive. The pack drove over the tryline with Alasdair Irvine touching the ball down for the 2nd try of the match. The conversion was missed (10-0).
A large home support from Marr gathered along with a strong bus load of loyal Hamilton supporter’s to watch a thrilling cup encounter on Saturday.
The young Bulls started in whirlwind fashion. Some excellent phase play followed by a clever ruck move involving Turnbull & Selfridge, sent the latter through the Marr defence. Staying composed, Selfridge offloaded to young lock, Frazer Dunnachie and he galloped for a well worked try. McLeish added the extras.
It was a dull overcast but dry afternoon in Glasgow as the 3s visited GHA as they looked to avenge their early season defeat by the same opposition.
Match kicked off and after only 4 minutes Calum Crawford ran through several arm tackles and scored with Fraser 'Uncle Joe' Thompson converting.
It wasn't long before the 3s added to the try tally when after 10mins Hamilton's very own Forrest Gump, Chris Gibson, ran away from the opposition winger and scored from 30yds........... he was so happy he forgot to run nearer the posts and the conversion was missed.