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1st XV - Match centre

Hamilton 1st XV
Jed-Forest
A Wilson, G McCowan, G Brodie
Tries
E Scott, L Young, G Law, G Law, C Skeldon, G Law, K Amos
A Wilson (2)
Conversions
E Scott, E Scott, E Scott, E Scott, E Scott, E Scott
Penalties
E Scott
Sat 29 Sep 15:00 - Tennent's National League - Division 1 Full time

Bulls Tamed by Jedforest Power Play

Bulls 19 - Jed 50


After last week’s great win on the road, Hamilton faced the visit of free-scoring Jedforest. The victory moved the visitors to within 1 point of the league leadership despite a significant injury list. A final score of 19 – 50, however does not reflect the competitive nature of the contest as Hamilton played strong, attractive attacking rugby, but could not live with the skills and structure of a well disciplined of their Border visitors.
It took 10 minutes for Jed to get on the score board despite their territorial dominance in the early exchanges. Hamilton’s defence stood up to a sequence of powerful attacks, but eventually succumbed when the Young twins’ powerful running released Ewan Scott to score under the posts, and convert his own try. Hamilton went on the attack but handling in the strong wind brought the error. Jed capitalised on the turn over. Their second try was created by the vision of the excellent Ewan Scott at stand off, spotting that Hamilton’s defence was short of numbers on the narrow side. He scooped up a loose ball and broke blind and after good interplay with Lewis young, sent the full back in at the corner.
Hamilton’s indiscipline at the breakdown started to hurt them as a succession of penalties saw Jed into the Hamilton 22. Hamilton were holding their own in the set piece up front, but Jed’s accuracy at the breakdown led to their next score as a series of pick and goes at the loose saw Lock Gregor Law get the try under the posts. After a 4 try last week, Law went on to bag a hat trick in this fixture. He got his second 10 minutes later. Jed survived Hamilton’s determined attack, defending with great structure and a careless penalty from Hamilton allowed them to exit and turn defence into attack. From a lineout maul, Law forced his way over for the bonus point try.
Hamilton got on the score board on 32 minutes when a period of sustained forward pressure left Wilson with sight of the line. He still and much to do, but dragged two defenders over to score under the posts and convert his own try. However, Jed had the last say of the half when lock Clark Skeldon at the back of another maul forced the try to take the score to 7 – 33 at half time, although Hugo Crush almost replied, but was held up on the line.
The second half seemed to be following the same pattern with Jed on the attack. Hamilton’s defence was defiant and held out until Hooker Grant McCowan capitalised on strong forward play to pick and go and dive over under the posts. Wilson added the extras.The comeback seemed to be on, especially when 10 minutes later lock Ryan Butcher made a great break on the wing and forced his way into the Jed half. Quick ball to the backs saw it whipped to the other wing where Gregor Brodie popped up to score. Hamilton were really chasing the game, but again their indiscipline hurt them when Jed were awarded a penalty converted by Scott to open the gap. Despite Hamilton’s attacking intend, it was Jed who landed the next 2 sores. The first, Law’s hat trick try, showing a real turn of speed as broke through the Hamilton defence. The last came as a result of Hamilton’s quest to at least get the try bonus point. As the pressed the visitor’s line, Scott intercepted what would have been a scoring pass to break clear to half way. A clever cross-field kick was gathered by substitute winger Kyle Amos to score between the uprights. Final score 19 – 50, reflected the way Jed stuck to their structures in attack and defence, conceding only 3 penalties in the whole match.
Though understandably disappointed, Coach Gemmell, acknowledged the skill sets of the opposition, while applauding his own side’s application, and determination. Next week sees the Bulls visit Musselburgh who had an unexpected win at Gala.

Key moments

9:00
Conversion Ewan Scott kicks a conversion for Jed-Forest
9:00
Try Ewan Scott scores for Jed-Forest
15:00
Try Lewis Young scores for Jed-Forest
18:00
Conversion Ewan Scott kicks a conversion for Jed-Forest
18:00
Try Gregor Law scores for Jed-Forest
28:00
Conversion Ewan Scott kicks a conversion for Jed-Forest
28:00
Try Gregor Law scores for Jed-Forest
32:00
Conversion Andy Wilson kicks a conversion for Hamilton 1st XV
32:00
Try Andy Wilson scores for Hamilton 1st XV
38:00
Try Clark Skeldon scores for Jed-Forest
38:00
Conversion Ewan Scott kicks a conversion for Jed-Forest
50:00
Conversion Andy Wilson kicks a conversion for Hamilton 1st XV
50:00
Try Grant McCowan scores for Hamilton 1st XV
60:00
Try Gregor Brodie scores for Hamilton 1st XV
65:00
Penalty Ewan Scott kicks a penalty for Jed-Forest
75:00
Try Gregor Law scores for Jed-Forest
75:00
Conversion Ewan Scott kicks a conversion for Jed-Forest
78:00
Try Kyle Amos scores for Jed-Forest
78:00
Conversion Ewan Scott kicks a conversion for Jed-Forest

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Highlights

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78:00 Try 19 - 48
Kyle Amos scores for Jed-Forest
78:00 Conversion 19 - 50
Ewan Scott kicks a conversion for Jed-Forest
75:00 Try 19 - 41
Gregor Law scores for Jed-Forest
75:00 Conversion 19 - 43
Ewan Scott kicks a conversion for Jed-Forest
65:00 Penalty 19 - 36
Ewan Scott kicks a penalty for Jed-Forest
60:00 Try 19 - 33
Gregor Brodie scores for Hamilton 1st XV
50:00 Conversion 9 - 33
Andy Wilson kicks a conversion for Hamilton 1st XV
50:00 Try 14 - 33
Grant McCowan scores for Hamilton 1st XV
End of period 1
38:00 Conversion 7 - 33
Ewan Scott kicks a conversion for Jed-Forest
38:00 Try 7 - 31
Clark Skeldon scores for Jed-Forest
32:00 Try 7 - 26
Andy Wilson scores for Hamilton 1st XV
32:00 Conversion 2 - 26
Andy Wilson kicks a conversion for Hamilton 1st XV
28:00 Try 0 - 26
Gregor Law scores for Jed-Forest
28:00 Conversion 0 - 21
Ewan Scott kicks a conversion for Jed-Forest
18:00 Conversion 0 - 14
Ewan Scott kicks a conversion for Jed-Forest
18:00 Try 0 - 19
Gregor Law scores for Jed-Forest
15:00 Try 0 - 12
Lewis Young scores for Jed-Forest
9:00 Conversion 0 - 2
Ewan Scott kicks a conversion for Jed-Forest
9:00 Try 0 - 7
Ewan Scott scores for Jed-Forest
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Hamilton 1st XV
  • Jed-Forest
  • 0
  • Ewan Scott Try 9:00'
  • Ewan Scott Conversion 9:00'
  • Lewis Young Try 15:00'
  • Gregor Law Try 18:00'
  • Ewan Scott Conversion 18:00'
  • Gregor Law Try 28:00'
  • Ewan Scott Conversion 28:00'
  • Andy Wilson Try 32:00'
  • Andy Wilson Conversion 32:00'
  • Clark Skeldon Try 38:00'
  • Ewan Scott Conversion 38:00'
  • Grant McCowan Try 50:00'
  • Andy Wilson Conversion 50:00'
  • Gregor Brodie Try 60:00'
  • Ewan Scott Penalty 65:00'
  • Gregor Law Try 75:00'
  • Ewan Scott Conversion 75:00'
  • Kyle Amos Try 78:00'
  • Ewan Scott Conversion 78:00'

Team selection

Inglis, Craig Inglis, Craig
Plant, Ben Plant, Ben
Jamieson, Ross Jamieson, Ross
Wallace, Mark Wallace, Mark
Kennedy, Neil Kennedy, Neil
Wilson, Andy Wilson, Andy
Crush, Hugo Crush, Hugo
Brown, Robert I Brown, Robert I
White, Scott White, Scott
Bruce, Jack Bruce, Jack
Jones, Gareth Jones, Gareth
White, Josh White, Josh
Richardson, Greg Richardson, Greg
McCowan, Grant McCowan, Grant
McLaughlin, Taz McLaughlin, Taz
Jed-Forest
  • 1. Grant Paxton
  • 2. Cameron MacKay
  • 3. Paulo Ferreira
  • 4. Clark Skeldon
  • 5. Gregor Law
  • 6. Gregor Taylor
  • 7. Joe Northwood
  • 8. Darren Gillespie
  • 9. Jye McGough
  • 10. Ewan Scott
  • 11. Rory Marshall
  • 12. Robert Hogg
  • 13. Gregor Young
  • 14. Callum Young
  • 15. Lewis Young
  • 16. Craig Cowan
  • 17. James Oliver
  • 18. Jack Howe
  • 19. Kyle Amos
  • 20. Stephen Smith

League round up

Other Division 1 results

18
27
Dundee HSFP
Gala
47
55
Musselburgh
GHA
87
3
Kirkcaldy
Marr
45
12
Kelso
Selkirk
28
26
Aberdeen Grammar Rugby

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# Team Pl Pts
6. Aberdeen Grammar Rugby 18 56
7. Musselburgh 18 56
8. Kelso 18 33
9. Hamilton 1st XV 18 29
10. Cartha Queens Park 18 26
11. Kirkcaldy 17 26
12. Dundee HSFP 18 23

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