Hamilton V Ayr
Thanks to Ayr for making the journey to Hamilton on this chilly autumn day, thanks also to Neil Mitchell for refereeing the match and doing a sterling job.
This was always going to be a challenging game and proved to be correct from the start with Ayr running multiple tries in from all over the park, they converted a number of kicks to put them ahead by half time.
The bulls suffered three injuries today with Ronan Gemmell, Aaron Buckley and David Brogan taking no further part in the game, hope they are well and get back quickly.
The players focused on defence and although the score did not reflect this, the structure was there especially in the second half when the boys got the measure of the opposition and held their own and on occasion broke the oppositions line and pushed up the park.
There was great team work from all the boys, Aaron Smith played well cycling the ball to waiting players from the rucks and scrums.
Great runs from Christopher Lee and Craig Cherrie tested The defence of the opposition.
Some crunching tackles were made by Jake Glass, Jamie Baird and Lewis Irwin who was trampled on after stopping a run up the line.
Great improvement observed in the whole team.
Well done boys!!
(Match report by Iain Simmons)