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1st XV - Match centre

Hamilton
Biggar
H Crush, G Jones (2), R McQueen, S Alexander
Tries
J Orr, E Stewart, E Stewart, C Green
A Wilson
Conversions
C Green, C Green, C Green
O McLeish
Penalties
C Green
Sat 10 Feb 15:00 - Club Championship - BT National League Division 2 Full time

Hamilton 30 - 29 Biggar

Stunning Stoppage-Time Score Seals Bulls Victory

There will be better, more focussed and analytical reports of Bulls’ games, but then these will not have been written by a correspondent who has enjoyed the delights of a Gold Bulls day!

Suffice to say, the boys were absolutely brilliant - for the last 30 minutes.

Having led through a typical sniping Hugo Crush try, but then fallen behind to two Biggar scores, things still looked ok, given that Hamilton would have the benefit of a strong wind after the break.

Unfortunately Biggar added ‘soft’ tries either side of the beak to leave the boys trailing 13-29 ten minutes into the second half. Owen McLeish had thumped over a penalty against the wind, and Gareth Jones had powered over after a series of picks and drives for the Bulls’ points.

Thereafter, for literally the last half-hour it was one way traffic - towards the Biggar line. Give credit to Biggar, they defended staunchly as an inspired Bulls side kept the ball and kept the ball and kept the ball………

In an attack of (literally) countless phases, Ross McQueen broke the dam as he squirrelled over from short range to cut the deficit to 18-29.

A second Gareth Jones try, again from short range notched the bonus point, and the roars from the Bulls’ supporters signalled that it was game-on as Andy Wilson converted for 25-29.

If that try was one for the Laigh Bent faithful to savour, then the final score was up there with the best touchdown seen for many a season. Well into stoppage time, Hamilton continued to pick and drive, and (again to their credit) Biggar continued to tackle. Through perhaps thirty (?) phases, Hamilton punched close in, then spread wide. When held, they punched and spread and punched and spread until on the far side Scoot (Scott Alexander) battered his way over at the corner to the delight of his team-mates and the home fans.

Apologies for any factual inaccuracies, but I hope you get a sense of the excitement and delight generated on the day!

Key moments

1:00
Try Hugo Crush scores for Hamilton
11:00
Try Jamie Orr scores for Biggar
12:00
Conversion Callum Green kicks a conversion for Biggar
22:00
Try Euan Stewart scores for Biggar
23:00
Conversion Callum Green kicks a conversion for Biggar
31:00
Penalty Owen McLeish kicks a penalty for Hamilton
35:00
Try Euan Stewart scores for Biggar
39:00
Try Gareth Jones scores for Hamilton
40:00
Penalty Callum Green kicks a penalty for Biggar
42:00
Try Callum Green scores for Biggar
43:00
Conversion Callum Green kicks a conversion for Biggar
47:00
Try Ross McQueen scores for Hamilton
75:00
Try Gareth Jones scores for Hamilton
76:00
Conversion Andy Wilson kicks a conversion for Hamilton
80:00 +6:00
Try Scott Alexander scores for Hamilton

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Highlights

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80:00 +6:00 Try 30 - 29
Scott Alexander scores for Hamilton
80:00 +6:00 Missed Conversion
Andy Wilson misses a conversion for Hamilton
76:00 Conversion 25 - 29
Andy Wilson kicks a conversion for Hamilton
75:00 Try 23 - 29
Gareth Jones scores for Hamilton
73:00 Yellow Card
Robbie Lavery is yellow carded for Biggar
55:00 Missed Penalty
Owen McLeish misses a penalty for Hamilton
48:00 Missed Conversion
Owen McLeish misses a conversion for Hamilton
47:00 Try 18 - 29
Ross McQueen scores for Hamilton
43:00 Conversion 13 - 29
Callum Green kicks a conversion for Biggar
42:00 Try 13 - 27
Callum Green scores for Biggar
End of period 1
40:00 Penalty 13 - 22
Callum Green kicks a penalty for Biggar
39:03 Missed Conversion
Owen McLeish misses a conversion for Hamilton
39:00 Try 13 - 19
Gareth Jones scores for Hamilton
36:00 Missed Conversion
Callum Green misses a conversion for Biggar
35:00 Try 8 - 19
Euan Stewart scores for Biggar
31:00 Penalty 8 - 14
Owen McLeish kicks a penalty for Hamilton
23:00 Conversion 5 - 14
Callum Green kicks a conversion for Biggar
22:00 Try 5 - 12
Euan Stewart scores for Biggar
12:00 Conversion 5 - 7
Callum Green kicks a conversion for Biggar
11:00 Try 5 - 5
Jamie Orr scores for Biggar
2:00 Missed Conversion
Owen McLeish misses a conversion for Hamilton
1:00 Try 5 - 0
Hugo Crush scores for Hamilton
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Hamilton
  • Biggar
  • 0
  • Hugo Crush Try 1:00'
  • Jamie Orr Try 11:00'
  • Callum Green Conversion 12:00'
  • Euan Stewart Try 22:00'
  • Callum Green Conversion 23:00'
  • Owen McLeish Penalty 31:00'
  • Euan Stewart Try 35:00'
  • Gareth Jones Try 39:00'
  • Callum Green Penalty 40:00'
  • Callum Green Try 42:00'
  • Callum Green Conversion 43:00'
  • Ross McQueen Try 47:00'
  • Robbie Lavery Yellow Card 73:00'
  • Gareth Jones Try 75:00'
  • Andy Wilson Conversion 76:00'
  • Scott Alexander Try 80:00 +6:00'

Team selection

Inglis, Ross Inglis, Ross
Wilson, Andy Wilson, Andy
Inglis, Craig Inglis, Craig
Howatson, James Howatson, James
Skilling, Craig Skilling, Craig
McLeish, Owen McLeish, Owen
Crush, Hugo Crush, Hugo
Brown, Robert I Brown, Robert I
Craig, Charlie Craig, Charlie
Brodie, Gregor Brodie, Gregor
Jones, Gareth Jones, Gareth
McLean, Jordan McLean, Jordan
Carr, Darren Carr, Darren
McGrath, David McGrath, David
McLaughlin, Taz McLaughlin, Taz
Biggar
  • 1. Calvin Henderson
  • 2. Euan Stewart
  • 3. Dan O’Connell
  • 4. Jamie Orr
  • 5. Alan Warnock
  • 6. Ross Jackson
  • 7. Euan Sanderson
  • 8. Andrew Orr
  • 9. David Reive
  • 10. Callum Green
  • 11. Rowan Stewart
  • 12. Ryan Moffat
  • 13. Robbie Lavery
  • 14. Ross Bradford
  • 15. Connor Lavery
  • 16. Calum Braid
  • 17. Gregor Stewart
  • 18. Aird Jardine

League round up

Other BT National League Division 2 results

Howe of Fife
9
34
31
21
West of Scotland

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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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