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1st XV - Match centre

Hamilton
Aberdeenshire
O McLeish, J Howatson (4), A Ryan (4), G Brodie (2), S Whitelaw (2), D McGrath, G Jones (2), R Jamieson, L Bell, R Inglis (3)
Full time
O McLeish (10), R Inglis (4)
Sat 30 Sep 15:00 - Club Championship - BT National League Division 2

BULLS CRUISE TO RECORD WIN

Bulls win by 133 - 0

Hamilton Bulls welcomed BT National league 2 strugglers Aberdeenshire to Laigh Bent on Saturday and cruised to a record 133 to 0 victory. The match was characterised by Hamilton’s slick handling by both backs and forwards in a display of pace and power which blew their plucky opponents away.
Despite Hamilton’s superiority in the pack and the backs, the first quarter gave little sign that the score would be as it finished. Stand off Owen McLeish broke through early on for Hamilton’s first try, which he converted. However the second try did not come until the 17th minute when winger James Howatson scored the first of his 4 tries. During that 15 minute period, Aberdeen frustrated Hamilton, and although most of the play was in Aberdeenshire’s 22, Hamilton seemed to overcomplicate their attack, leading to frequent breakdowns. It was a return to simple, direct rugby that saw a ball off the top of a lineout fed to Howatson entering the line and going in under the posts.
Hamilton went on to score 21 tries in total,4, from Howatson and Adam Ryan, 3 from Ross Inglis, 2 each to Gregor Brodie, Scott Whitelaw and Gareth Jones, and singles from Mcleish,David McGrath, Liam Bell and Ross Jamieson. Mcleish landed 10 conversions and Inglis 4.
Aberdeenshire kept at it despite the scoreline, and it is significant that 12 of Hamilton’s tries came from Hamilton turning over possession on their own line and breaking downfield. Typical of these was Bell’s try, set up by superb defence, and a break by rampaging man of the match, number 8 Josh White, whose one handed offload to Bell set up the score, after neat interchange between Bell and Inglis. It was the speed of handling and offloading in the tackle which characterised the play of the Hamilton lads. As their confidence grew, so the skill levels seemed to rise. Coach Gemmell was of course delighted by the display which vindicated his philosophy of making the ball do the work to beat strong defences.
Next week sees the Bulls travel to league leaders Dumfries Saints, where they are sure to face a much sterner test.

Key moments

0:02
Try Owen McLeish scores for Hamilton
3:00
Try Gareth Jones scores for Hamilton
18:18
Try James Howatson scores for Hamilton
19:00
Conversion Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
20:00
Try Adam Ryan scores for Hamilton
21:00
Conversion Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
22:00
Try Gregor Brodie scores for Hamilton
22:02
Conversion Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
23:00
Try Adam Ryan scores for Hamilton
23:01
Conversion Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
25:00
Try Scott Whitelaw scores for Hamilton
25:01
Conversion Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
30:00
Try Gregor Brodie scores for Hamilton
30:01
Conversion Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
33:00
Try Adam Ryan scores for Hamilton
33:01
Conversion Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
36:00
Try Scott Whitelaw scores for Hamilton
36:01
Conversion Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
39:00
Try James Howatson scores for Hamilton
39:01
Conversion Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
1:00
Try David McGrath scores for Hamilton
11:00
Try Ross Jamieson scores for Hamilton
15:00
Try James Howatson scores for Hamilton
17:00
Try Liam Bell scores for Hamilton
17:01
Conversion Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
20:00
Try Ross Inglis scores for Hamilton
24:00
Try Gareth Jones scores for Hamilton
24:01
Conversion Ross Inglis kicks a conversion for Hamilton
26:00
Try Ross Inglis scores for Hamilton
26:01
Conversion Ross Inglis kicks a conversion for Hamilton
32:00
Try Adam Ryan scores for Hamilton
32:01
Conversion Ross Inglis kicks a conversion for Hamilton
34:00
Try James Howatson scores for Hamilton
34:01
Conversion Ross Inglis kicks a conversion for Hamilton
38:00
Try Ross Inglis scores for Hamilton

Highlights

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40:00 Player of the Match
Josh White is awarded player of the match for Hamilton
38:01 Missed Conversion
Ross Inglis misses a conversion for Hamilton
38:00 Try 126 - 0
Ross Inglis scores for Hamilton
34:01 Conversion 114 - 0
Ross Inglis kicks a conversion for Hamilton
34:00 Try 112 - 0
James Howatson scores for Hamilton
32:01 Conversion 100 - 0
Ross Inglis kicks a conversion for Hamilton
32:00 Try 98 - 0
Adam Ryan scores for Hamilton
26:01 Conversion 86 - 0
Ross Inglis kicks a conversion for Hamilton
26:00 Try 84 - 0
Ross Inglis scores for Hamilton
24:01 Conversion 72 - 0
Ross Inglis kicks a conversion for Hamilton
24:00 Try 70 - 0
Gareth Jones scores for Hamilton
23:00 Sub On
Morgan Martin is substituted on for Hamilton
23:00 Sub Off
David McGrath is substituted off for Hamilton
21:00 Sub On
Adam Ryan is substituted on for Hamilton
21:00 Sub Off
Owen McLeish is substituted off for Hamilton
20:00 Try 49 - 0
Ross Inglis scores for Hamilton
17:01 Conversion 32 - 0
Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
17:00 Try 30 - 0
Liam Bell scores for Hamilton
15:00 Try 25 - 0
James Howatson scores for Hamilton
11:01 Missed Conversion
Owen McLeish misses a conversion for Hamilton
11:00 Try 20 - 0
Ross Jamieson scores for Hamilton
1:01 Missed Conversion
Owen McLeish misses a conversion for Hamilton
1:00 Try 10 - 0
David McGrath scores for Hamilton
0:01 Sub On
Liam Bell is substituted on for Hamilton
0:01 Sub Off
Adam Ryan is substituted off for Hamilton
0:01 Sub On
Scott Leggate is substituted on for Hamilton
0:01 Sub Off
Morgan Martin is substituted off for Hamilton
0:01 Sub On
Darren Carr is substituted on for Hamilton
0:01 Sub Off
Taz McLaughlin is substituted off for Hamilton
End of period 1
39:01 Conversion 133 - 0
Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
39:01 Missed Conversion
Owen McLeish misses a conversion for Hamilton
39:00 Try 131 - 0
James Howatson scores for Hamilton
36:01 Conversion 121 - 0
Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
36:00 Try 119 - 0
Scott Whitelaw scores for Hamilton
33:01 Conversion 107 - 0
Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
33:00 Try 105 - 0
Adam Ryan scores for Hamilton
31:00 Sub On
Frazer Dunnachie is substituted on for Hamilton
31:00 Sub Off
Charlie Craig is substituted off for Hamilton
30:01 Conversion 93 - 0
Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
30:00 Try 91 - 0
Gregor Brodie scores for Hamilton
25:01 Conversion 79 - 0
Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
25:00 Try 77 - 0
Scott Whitelaw scores for Hamilton
23:01 Conversion 65 - 0
Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
23:00 Try 63 - 0
Adam Ryan scores for Hamilton
22:02 Conversion 58 - 0
Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
22:00 Try 56 - 0
Gregor Brodie scores for Hamilton
21:00 Conversion 51 - 0
Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
20:01 Missed Conversion
Owen McLeish misses a conversion for Hamilton
20:00 Try 44 - 0
Adam Ryan scores for Hamilton
19:00 Conversion 39 - 0
Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
18:18 Try 37 - 0
James Howatson scores for Hamilton
15:01 Missed Conversion
Owen McLeish misses a conversion for Hamilton
3:00 Try 15 - 0
Gareth Jones scores for Hamilton
0:02 Missed Conversion
Owen McLeish misses a conversion for Hamilton
0:02 Try 5 - 0
Owen McLeish scores for Hamilton
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As it happened

  • Hamilton
  • Aberdeenshire
  • 0
  • Owen McLeish Try 0:02'
  • Gareth Jones Try 3:00'
  • James Howatson Try 18:18'
  • Owen McLeish Conversion 19:00'
  • Adam Ryan Try 20:00'
  • Owen McLeish Conversion 21:00'
  • Gregor Brodie Try 22:00'
  • Owen McLeish Conversion 22:02'
  • Adam Ryan Try 23:00'
  • Owen McLeish Conversion 23:01'
  • Scott Whitelaw Try 25:00'
  • Owen McLeish Conversion 25:01'
  • Gregor Brodie Try 30:00'
  • Owen McLeish Conversion 30:01'
  • Charlie Craig Sub Off 31:00'
  • Frazer Dunnachie Sub On 31:00'
  • Adam Ryan Try 33:00'
  • Owen McLeish Conversion 33:01'
  • Scott Whitelaw Try 36:00'
  • Owen McLeish Conversion 36:01'
  • James Howatson Try 39:00'
  • Owen McLeish Conversion 39:01'
  • Taz McLaughlin Sub Off 0:01'
  • Darren Carr Sub On 0:01'
  • Morgan Martin Sub Off 0:01'
  • Scott Leggate Sub On 0:01'
  • Adam Ryan Sub Off 0:01'
  • Liam Bell Sub On 0:01'
  • David McGrath Try 1:00'
  • Ross Jamieson Try 11:00'
  • James Howatson Try 15:00'
  • Liam Bell Try 17:00'
  • Owen McLeish Conversion 17:01'
  • Ross Inglis Try 20:00'
  • Adam Ryan Sub On 21:00'
  • Owen McLeish Sub Off 21:00'
  • David McGrath Sub Off 23:00'
  • Morgan Martin Sub On 23:00'
  • Gareth Jones Try 24:00'
  • Ross Inglis Conversion 24:01'
  • Ross Inglis Try 26:00'
  • Ross Inglis Conversion 26:01'
  • Adam Ryan Try 32:00'
  • Ross Inglis Conversion 32:01'
  • James Howatson Try 34:00'
  • Ross Inglis Conversion 34:01'
  • Ross Inglis Try 38:00'
  • Josh White Player of the Match 40:00'

Team selection

Jamieson, Ross Jamieson, Ross
Howatson, James Howatson, James
Whitelaw, Scott Whitelaw, Scott
Wallace, Mark Wallace, Mark
Inglis, Ross Inglis, Ross
McLeish, Owen McLeish, Owen
Ryan, Adam Ryan, Adam
White, Josh White, Josh
Craig, Charlie Craig, Charlie
Brodie, Gregor Brodie, Gregor
Jones, Gareth Jones, Gareth
Butcher, Ryan Butcher, Ryan
Martin, Morgan Martin, Morgan
McGrath, David McGrath, David
McLaughlin, Taz McLaughlin, Taz
Aberdeenshire
  • 1. L Reid
  • 2. T McLoughlin
  • 3. L Emslie
  • 4. E Murray
  • 5. J Mills
  • 6. J Buchan
  • 7. W Alton
  • 8. J Burton
  • 9. B Walsh
  • 10. R Greig
  • 11. D Ruxton
  • 12. J Gray
  • 13. C Shepherd
  • 14. T Watson
  • 15. A Scott
  • 16. C Strachan
  • 17. P Watson
  • 18. J Burnett
  • 19. TBC

League round up

Other BT National League Division 2 results

Howe of Fife
26
20
Biggar
26
29
Dumfries Saints
Kirkcaldy
38
32
GHK
31
14
Whitecraigs
West of Scotland
29
12

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Kirkcaldy 7 31
2. Hamilton 7 29
3. Dumfries Saints 7 29
4. Biggar 7 26
5. Lasswade 7 26
6. Howe of Fife 7 17
7. GHK 7 15

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