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1st XV - Match centre

Hamilton
West of Scotland
A Wilson (2), R Inglis (3), R Brown (3), J Howatson, C Craig (2)
Full time
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O McLeish (6)
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Sat 9 Sep 15:00 - Club Championship - BT National League Division 2

BULLS BOUNCE BACK TO BEAT WEST

Bulls up their game

After the disappointment of their opening defeat to Biggar in NL2, Hamilton’s young squad rose to coach David Gemmell’s demand for an improved performance by beating West of Scotland 67 points to 19. The writing was on the wall from the kick off when Hamilton recycled quick ball to the backs whose slick handling and pace outflanked the visitors for Andy Wilson to go over in the corner. The medicine was repeated from the kick off when the forwards showed the same handling skills to break and feed winger Ross Inglis to go over in the same corner. This time McLeish was on target with the conversion.
West showed that they were not there to be run over when in 8 minutes, after some sustained pressure, centre Robbie Greenhalgh broke clear to score under the post. Peter Burns converted. Despite this setback Hamilton were soon on the attack again and further scoring was postponed by desperate last ditch defending by West. It was man of the match, Robert Brown who scored the first of his hat trick in the 14th minute after some great handling by forwards and backs. Hamilton scored again through Craig soon after with a move off the scrum, straight from the training ground, and again Craig Inglis added further pain for west when he finished off a move which was started in Hamiton’s own 22. This desire to attack from anywhere on the pitch was typical of the way Hamilton approach the game this season. Brother Ross Inglis was next on the score sheet with another score initiated deep in their own half to bring up the half time score at 38 to 7.
The second half saw Hamilton field their subs off the bench which shifted the momentum temporarily as they took time to get up to the pace of the match. West took advantage and scored two tries, the first by hooker Ross Carnegie from a driving lineout maul, and the second from Greenhalgh, with a repeat performance of his first try. Hamilton though showed patience and resilience and slowly regained the upper hand. Good line speed in defence forced a turnover, and A Ferguson’s quick thinking released Ross Inglis again. This converted score settled Hamilton, and Charlie Craig was next to score finishing off a driving maul. Two minutes later Wilson broke at first receiver and although tackled short of the line recovered quickly to receive the ball and go in at the corner. The pattern of the first half was re-established when fast hand saw Robert Brown go in at the corner for his second and in the dying seconds, he crossed the whitewash again, following up Craig Inglis’ break through the centre form a short penalty. Final tally – Hamilton 67, West 19.
Coach Gemmell could not hide his pleasure at the result. “It’s not just the result that pleases; it’s the manner of it. The boys stuck to the game plan. This is the brand of fast exciting rugby we aim for at Laigh Bent.”
It was a good day all round for Hamilton whose second XV beat Heriots 42- 37. The third XV beat West seconds 77 – 31, while the under 18s also defeated West by a similar margin.

Key moments

0:00
Try Andy Wilson scores for Hamilton
2:00
Conversion Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
2:00
Try Ross Inglis scores for Hamilton
10:00
Try Try for West of Scotland
11:00
Conversion Conversion for West of Scotland
15:00
Try Robert Brown scores for Hamilton
22:00
Try James Howatson scores for Hamilton
23:00
Conversion Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
24:00
Try Charlie Craig scores for Hamilton
25:00
Conversion Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
27:00
Try Ross Inglis scores for Hamilton
28:00
Conversion Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
46:00
Try Try for West of Scotland
49:00
Try Try for West of Scotland
51:00
Conversion Conversion for West of Scotland
63:00
Try Ross Inglis scores for Hamilton
64:00
Conversion Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
68:00
Try Charlie Craig scores for Hamilton
76:00
Try Andy Wilson scores for Hamilton
79:00
Try Robert Brown scores for Hamilton
80:00 +1:00
Try Robert Brown scores for Hamilton
80:00 +2:00
Conversion Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton

Highlights

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80:00 +2:00 Conversion 67 - 19
Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
80:00 +1:00 Try 65 - 19
Robert Brown scores for Hamilton
79:00 Try 60 - 19
Robert Brown scores for Hamilton
79:00 Missed Conversion
Owen McLeish misses a conversion for Hamilton
77:00 Missed Conversion
Owen McLeish misses a conversion for Hamilton
76:00 Try 55 - 19
Andy Wilson scores for Hamilton
69:00 Missed Conversion
Owen McLeish misses a conversion for Hamilton
68:00 Try 50 - 19
Charlie Craig scores for Hamilton
64:00 Conversion 45 - 19
Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
63:00 Try 43 - 19
Ross Inglis scores for Hamilton
51:00 Conversion 38 - 19
Conversion for West of Scotland
49:00 Try 38 - 17
Try for West of Scotland
47:00 Missed Conversion
Conversion missed for West of Scotland
46:00 Try 38 - 12
Try for West of Scotland
End of period 1
28:00 Conversion 38 - 7
Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
27:00 Try 36 - 7
Ross Inglis scores for Hamilton
25:00 Conversion 31 - 7
Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
24:00 Try 29 - 7
Charlie Craig scores for Hamilton
23:00 Conversion 24 - 7
Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
22:00 Try 22 - 7
James Howatson scores for Hamilton
15:00 Try 17 - 7
Robert Brown scores for Hamilton
11:00 Conversion 12 - 7
Conversion for West of Scotland
10:00 Try 12 - 5
Try for West of Scotland
2:00 Try 10 - 0
Ross Inglis scores for Hamilton
2:00 Conversion 12 - 0
Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
1:00 Missed Conversion
Owen McLeish misses a conversion for Hamilton
0:00 Try 5 - 0
Andy Wilson scores for Hamilton
0:00 Missed Conversion
Owen McLeish misses a conversion for Hamilton
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As it happened

  • Hamilton
  • West of Scotland
  • 0
  • Andy Wilson Try 0:00'
  • Ross Inglis Try 2:00'
  • Owen McLeish Conversion 2:00'
  • Try 10:00'
  • Conversion 11:00'
  • Robert Brown Try 15:00'
  • James Howatson Try 22:00'
  • Owen McLeish Conversion 23:00'
  • Charlie Craig Try 24:00'
  • Owen McLeish Conversion 25:00'
  • Ross Inglis Try 27:00'
  • Owen McLeish Conversion 28:00'
  • Try 46:00'
  • Try 49:00'
  • Conversion 51:00'
  • Ross Inglis Try 63:00'
  • Owen McLeish Conversion 64:00'
  • Charlie Craig Try 68:00'
  • Andy Wilson Try 76:00'
  • Robert Brown Try 79:00'
  • Robert Brown Try 80:00 +1:00'
  • Owen McLeish Conversion 80:00 +2:00'

Team selection

Wilson, Andy Wilson, Andy
Howatson, James Howatson, James
Inglis, Craig Inglis, Craig
Wallace, Mark Wallace, Mark
Inglis, Ross Inglis, Ross
McLeish, Owen McLeish, Owen
Bell, Liam Bell, Liam
Alexander, Scott Alexander, Scott
Brown, Robert Brown, Robert
Craig, Charlie Craig, Charlie
Maxton, Richard Maxton, Richard
Jones, Gareth Jones, Gareth
Murray, Andrew Murray, Andrew
Richardson, Greg Richardson, Greg
McLaughlin, Taz McLaughlin, Taz
West of Scotland
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League round up

Other BT National League Division 2 results

Howe of Fife
20
24
Biggar
GHK
45
17
Whitecraigs
Dumfries Saints
50
12
Aberdeenshire
26
35
Kirkcaldy

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Kirkcaldy 9 37
2. Lasswade 9 34
3. Dumfries Saints 9 31
4. Hamilton 8 29
5. Biggar 9 27
6. Peebles 9 26
7. GHK 9 20

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