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1st XV - Match centre

GHK
Hamilton
Unknown, N Hurn, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown
Tries
D Carr, A Wilson, R Inglis, C Inglis (2)
Unknown, R Coates
Conversions
O McLeish (3), A Wilson
Penalties
O McLeish
Sat 17 Feb 15:00 - Club Championship - BT National League Division 2 Full time

GHK 29 - 36 Hamilton

Late Jingles Try Saves Hamilton Blushes

GHK 29 - 36 Hamilton

The Bulls were slow off the bus and GHK recorded two soft early tries, both borne of missed mid-field tackles.
In their first meaningful sortie into the home twenty-two, Hamilton were gifted a try as successive home players played hot potato with the ball. James Howatson won turnover ball virtually on the GHK line and Gareth Jones drove over. Owen McLeish added the extras, and when the home full-back held on after Robert Brown’s thumping tackle, the Hamilton ten slotted the penalty to further reduce the leeway to 12-10.
Hamilton’s mid-field tackling woes continued allowing GHK stand-off Cammy Hughes to go clean through, but good scrambling defence and a big Craig Inglis tackle kept the line intact.
Hamilton were committed in following up McLeish’s long kicks, and gained good field position, when this time Scott Alexander chopped the home full-back as he tried to run the ball back.
A burst of vintage Hamilton handling saw the ball swept right to left giving Ross Inglis a tilt. With the cover approaching he put through a well-weighted chip which Andy Wilson grounded for a delightful try. McLeish struck a fine conversion from wide to make it 12-17.
The referee penalised a home player for ‘in at the side’ and McLeish stuck the ball in the corner. The ball was secured at the line-out and the maul driven. The forwards rumbled round the side before quick hands got the ball wide to Ross Inglis who had a simple run in. This time, McLeish’s kick drifted wide.
As the interval approached GHK tried to run the ball out from their own line. With the winger waiting wide, the centre tried to throw a high pass over the on-rushing Hamilton centre. Unfortunately for the home side, that Hamilton player was Craig Inglis. He gathered the ball at full stretch and simply fell forward over the line for the bonus point try. McLeish's conversion made it 12-29 at the break.
There was an expectation amongst some of the Bulls’ support that there would be a try-fest in the second period, but that was to reckon without what coach David Gemmell described as the ‘schizophrenic nature’ of the side.
A combination of ‘foot off the gas’ by Hamilton, astute use of the wind by the home stand-off, some unusual refereeing interpretations and the employment of the twelve-man driven line-out by the home side, saw them notch three tries. The third touchdown, after 70 minutes, was converted to make the score 29-29 and set up an exciting finale.
To the delight of the sizeable travelling support, the ‘good Bulls’ came out to play in the last spell. Ball retention became the focus, and Hamilton camped in the home twenty-two. A sniping run from a tapped penalty by Hugo Crush turned the home defenders and quick ball was fed wide. With space and time, Craig Inglis stepped inside and drove low for the line to score. Andy Wilson added the goal points and despite GHK’s frantic efforts to force a further score, the Bulls held firm for a somewhat fortunate 29-36 victory.

Key moments

2:00
Try Try for GHK
3:00
Conversion Conversion for GHK
8:00
Try N Hurn scores for GHK
13:00
Try Darren Carr scores for Hamilton
14:00
Conversion Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
20:00
Penalty Owen McLeish kicks a penalty for Hamilton
31:00
Try Andy Wilson scores for Hamilton
32:00
Conversion Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
35:00
Try Ross Inglis scores for Hamilton
38:00
Try Craig Inglis scores for Hamilton
40:00
Conversion Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
49:00
Try Try for GHK
53:00
Try Try for GHK
68:00
Try Try for GHK
69:00
Conversion R Coates kicks a conversion for GHK
78:00
Try Craig Inglis scores for Hamilton
78:02
Conversion Andy Wilson kicks a conversion for Hamilton

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78:02 Conversion 29 - 36
Andy Wilson kicks a conversion for Hamilton
78:00 Try 29 - 34
Craig Inglis scores for Hamilton
69:00 Conversion 29 - 29
R Coates kicks a conversion for GHK
68:00 Try 27 - 29
Try for GHK
54:00 Missed Conversion
R Coates misses a conversion for GHK
53:00 Try 22 - 29
Try for GHK
49:01 Missed Conversion
R Coates misses a conversion for GHK
49:00 Try 17 - 29
Try for GHK
End of period 1
40:00 Conversion 12 - 29
Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
38:00 Try 12 - 27
Craig Inglis scores for Hamilton
36:00 Missed Conversion
Owen McLeish misses a conversion for Hamilton
35:00 Try 12 - 22
Ross Inglis scores for Hamilton
32:00 Conversion 12 - 17
Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
31:00 Try 12 - 15
Andy Wilson scores for Hamilton
20:00 Penalty 12 - 10
Owen McLeish kicks a penalty for Hamilton
14:00 Conversion 12 - 7
Owen McLeish kicks a conversion for Hamilton
13:00 Try 12 - 5
Darren Carr scores for Hamilton
9:00 Missed Conversion
R Coates misses a conversion for GHK
8:00 Try 12 - 0
N Hurn scores for GHK
3:00 Conversion 7 - 0
Conversion for GHK
2:00 Try 5 - 0
Try for GHK
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • GHK
  • Hamilton
  • 0
  • Try 2:00'
  • Conversion 3:00'
  • N Hurn Try 8:00'
  • Darren Carr Try 13:00'
  • Owen McLeish Conversion 14:00'
  • Owen McLeish Penalty 20:00'
  • Andy Wilson Try 31:00'
  • Owen McLeish Conversion 32:00'
  • Ross Inglis Try 35:00'
  • Craig Inglis Try 38:00'
  • Owen McLeish Conversion 40:00'
  • Try 49:00'
  • Try 53:00'
  • Try 68:00'
  • R Coates Conversion 69:00'
  • Craig Inglis Try 78:00'
  • Andy Wilson Conversion 78:02'

Team selection

Wilson, Andy Wilson, Andy
Skilling, Craig Skilling, Craig
Inglis, Craig Inglis, Craig
Howatson, James Howatson, James
Inglis, Ross Inglis, Ross
McLeish, Owen McLeish, Owen
Crush, Hugo Crush, Hugo
Alexander, Scott Alexander, Scott
Brown, Robert I Brown, Robert I
Brodie, Gregor Brodie, Gregor
Jones, Gareth Jones, Gareth
McLean, Jordan McLean, Jordan
Carr, Darren Carr, Darren
McQueen, Ross McQueen, Ross
McLaughlin, Taz McLaughlin, Taz
GHK
  • 1. A McCulloch
  • 2. F Haston
  • 3. M Smyth
  • 4. A Lindsay
  • 5. J Hanks
  • 6. N Hurn
  • 7. R Steven
  • 8. H Parker
  • 9. H Anderson
  • 10. C Hughes
  • 11. T Lopez
  • 12. D Campbell
  • 13. R Coates
  • 14. C Pender
  • 15. B Forsyth
  • 16. B Fordyce
  • 17. K Boles
  • 18. F Leggat
  • 19. M Scott

League round up

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Biggar
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Kirkcaldy
47
5
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# Team Pl Pts
1. Kirkcaldy 19 82
2. Hamilton 20 77
3. Dumfries Saints 20 74
4. Lasswade 20 64
5. Biggar 20 62
6. Peebles 20 61
7. GHK 20 41

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