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1st XV - Match centre

Hamilton
GHK
B Plant, G Brodie, L Bell
Full time
H Parker, J MacKinnon
O McLeish (2)
D Campbell
O McLeish (2)
Sat 14 Oct 15:00 - Club Championship - BT National League Division 2

Hamilton Bulls Take Gutsy Win

Bulls stay second


A depleted Hamilton fifteen edged a very tight affair at Laigh Bent by 25 – 10 on Saturday. Visitors GHK were lively in attack and determined in defence in a match where both sides showed their intentions to run with the ball in hand. Playing against the wind, it was GHK who had the first chance to score with a penalty shot which held up in the wind. However from the resulting possession, Hamilton made a typical break out of their own territory through Ross Ingis and John Selfridge who was hauled down inches short of the whitewash. Such last ditch tackles typified the match and Hamilton’s Ben Plant had to look lively to halt a GHK break on the wing.
It was Plant himself who broke the deadlock, picking up a loose ball on the wing and squirming over for the first Hamilton score on 27 minutes. Owen McLeish landed the extras from the touch line. The work of the forwards, particularly debutant hooker Calder Dallas, in securing possession gave Hamilton the platform.
Plant however turned sinner when on 32 minutes he was sent to the sin bin for a high tackle on his opposite number. GHK failed to capitalise Hamilton nudged further ahead from the boot of Owen McLeish. Despite GHK’s best efforts Hamilton took a 10 0 lead into the second half. GHK attacked straight from the kick off and finally the extra man was made to count when number 8 Oli smith drove over after Ross Inglis, tracking back had made a try saving intervention to stop centre Cambell from scoring.
At 10 5 up, Hamilton were forced onto the defensive and substitute Josh White incurred the referee’s wrath and was binned for handling in the ruck, on his own line. This time Campbell was not to be denied and ran a beautiful line to touch down under the posts, making an easy conversion for MacKinnon. Hamilton have rarely been behind in a match this season, and they struck back immediately from the kick off when GHK’s mark Smith was binned for taking Hamilton’s McLean in the air. The youngster took some time to recover but McLeish slotted the penalty into the blustery wind. The yellow card was perhaps a turning point for Hamilton piled on the pressure. Some slick handling created several good chances, especially with Ross Jamieson intruding into the line. Hamilton extended their lead when the pack drove the GHK forwards off their own scrum put in and Josh White cmbined with flanker Gregor Brodie to go over the whitewash wide out.
The final gloss was put on the score when Ross Inglis made another searing break and fed Liam Bell for the final score, leaving Mcleish the easiest of tasks to add the extras. Once again coach David Gemmell expressed his pride in his team. “We were up against it today what with injuries and call offs. It shows the strength in depth at the club when we could call on youngsters like Calder Dallas and Josh White to step up and give such a great display. The lads had to really dig deep today and they stepped up to the mark and were rewarded for their effort.”

Ross Jamieson

Player of the Match

Ross Jamieson

Key moments

30:00
Try Ben Plant scores for Hamilton
30:10
Conversion Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
37:00
Penalty Owen McLeish kicks a penalty for Hamilton
45:00
Try H Parker scores for GHK
61:00
Try J MacKinnon scores for GHK
61:01
Conversion D Campbell kicks a conversion for GHK
63:02
Penalty Owen McLeish kicks a penalty for Hamilton
72:00
Try Gregor Brodie scores for Hamilton
79:00
Try Liam Bell scores for Hamilton
79:01
Conversion Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton

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80:00 +1:00 Player of the Match
Ross Jamieson is awarded player of the match for Hamilton
79:01 Conversion 25 - 12
Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
79:00 Try 23 - 12
Liam Bell scores for Hamilton
72:01 Missed Conversion
Owen McLeish misses a conversion for Hamilton
72:00 Try 18 - 12
Gregor Brodie scores for Hamilton
67:00 Sub On
Jordan McLean is substituted on for Hamilton
67:00 Sub Off
Calder Dallas is substituted off for Hamilton
64:00 Sub On
Calder Dallas is substituted on for Hamilton
64:00 Sub Off
Jordan McLean is substituted off for Hamilton
63:02 Penalty 13 - 12
Owen McLeish kicks a penalty for Hamilton
63:00 Yellow Card
M Smyth is yellow carded for GHK
61:01 Conversion 10 - 12
D Campbell kicks a conversion for GHK
61:00 Try 10 - 10
J MacKinnon scores for GHK
60:00 Yellow Card
Josh White is yellow carded for Hamilton
53:00 Sub On
Liam Bell is substituted on for Hamilton
53:00 Sub On
Dave Paton is substituted on for Hamilton
53:00 Sub Off
Calder Dallas is substituted off for Hamilton
53:00 Sub Off
David Lopez is substituted off for Hamilton
45:01 Missed Conversion
D Campbell misses a conversion for GHK
45:00 Try 10 - 5
H Parker scores for GHK
40:00 Sub On
Ryan Butcher is substituted on for Hamilton
40:00 Sub On
Josh White is substituted on for Hamilton
40:00 Sub Off
John Selfridge is substituted off for Hamilton
40:00 Sub Off
Gareth Jones is substituted off for Hamilton
End of period 1
37:00 Penalty 10 - 0
Owen McLeish kicks a penalty for Hamilton
33:00 Yellow Card
Ben Plant is yellow carded for Hamilton
30:10 Conversion 7 - 0
Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
30:00 Try 5 - 0
Ben Plant scores for Hamilton
6:00 Missed Penalty
D Campbell misses a penalty for GHK
6:00 Missed Penalty
D Campbell misses a penalty for GHK
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Hamilton
  • GHK
  • 0
  • Ben Plant Try 30:00'
  • Owen McLeish Conversion 30:10'
  • Ben Plant Yellow Card 33:00'
  • Owen McLeish Penalty 37:00'
  • Gareth Jones Sub Off 40:00'
  • John Selfridge Sub Off 40:00'
  • Josh White Sub On 40:00'
  • Ryan Butcher Sub On 40:00'
  • H Parker Try 45:00'
  • David Lopez Sub Off 53:00'
  • Liam Bell Sub On 53:00'
  • Calder Dallas Sub Off 53:00'
  • Dave Paton Sub On 53:00'
  • Josh White Yellow Card 60:00'
  • J MacKinnon Try 61:00'
  • D Campbell Conversion 61:01'
  • M Smyth Yellow Card 63:00'
  • Owen McLeish Penalty 63:02'
  • Calder Dallas Sub On 64:00'
  • Jordan McLean Sub Off 64:00'
  • Jordan McLean Sub On 67:00'
  • Calder Dallas Sub Off 67:00'
  • Gregor Brodie Try 72:00'
  • Liam Bell Try 79:00'
  • Owen McLeish Conversion 79:01'

Team selection

Jamieson, Ross Jamieson, Ross
Plant, Ben Plant, Ben
Lopez, David Lopez, David
Wallace, Mark Wallace, Mark
Inglis, Ross Inglis, Ross
McLeish, Owen McLeish, Owen
Ryan, Adam Ryan, Adam
Selfridge, John Selfridge, John
White, Scott White, Scott
Brodie, Gregor Brodie, Gregor
Jones, Gareth Jones, Gareth
McLean, Jordan McLean, Jordan
Richardson, Greg Richardson, Greg
Dallas, Calder Dallas, Calder
McLaughlin, Taz McLaughlin, Taz
GHK
  • 1. A McCulloch
  • 2. A McGuire
  • 3. M Smyth
  • 4. E Stewart
  • 5. A Lindsay
  • 6. N Hurn
  • 7. O Smith
  • 8. H Parker
  • 9. H Anderson
  • 10. J MacKinnon
  • 11. M Taylor
  • 12. F Gosse
  • 13. D Campbell
  • 14. R Coates
  • 15. B Forsyth
  • 16. B Fordyce
  • 17. K Boles
  • 18. R Steven
  • 19. M Martin

League round up

Other BT National League Division 2 results

Howe of Fife
24
37
Dumfries Saints
Biggar
45
24
Whitecraigs
Kirkcaldy
27
0
West of Scotland
12
30

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Kirkcaldy 10 42
2. Dumfries Saints 10 36
3. Lasswade 9 34
4. Biggar 10 32
5. Hamilton 10 32
6. Peebles 10 31
7. West of Scotland 11 21

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