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Sat 17
Currie
29
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34
League
2nd XV
Bulls Bounce Back

Bulls Bounce Back

By Al Falconer
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The Bulls 2nd XV secure a bonus point win over a very competitive Currie


A strong Hamilton squad travelled to Currie looking to make up for a heavy defeat last week at the hands of Glasgow Hawks. The match started well for Hamilton who took the game to their hosts from the kick off with some strong carrying from Fraser Dunnachie and Ryan butcher up front. A good press in defence put Currie under pressure and this paid off when Adam Ryan intercepted a wide pass on the halfway line and, after unhooking the caravan, outpaced the defence for the first score. This was followed soon after by another score for the returning Hamilton star. Good work from the forwards at the Currie line allowed the backs to spread the ball wide and good support work from Adam Ryan after Allan Keats was tackled allowed him to score in the corner. The kick was missed so the score stayed at 12-0. A nasty injury to Graeme Cole, who's kneecap dislocated, delayed the game for a few minutes as he was helped off the pitch. Hamilton kept the pressure up and another interception, this time from Fraser Dunnachie put the score to 19-0 after a simple conversion from Russell virtue. The bonus point was secured a few minutes later when a speculative kick downfield was well followed up by Scott white, John Rogerson and Allan Keats with the latter scampering in under the posts, another simple conversion took the score to 26-0 with barely 20 minutes played. Unfortunately a combination of Hamilton relaxing and Currie upping their game allowed the hosts to come back into the match with 2 try's of their own. A penalty from Russell Virtue took the score to 29-12 at half time. The second half started as the first had ended with Currie on the ascendency. Their powerful number 8 caused lots of problems for the Hamilton defence and it wasn't long till he burst a couple of tackles to score under the posts. Another quick score brought Currie to within 7 points of Hamilton with 15 minutes to go. A period of sustained pressure for Hamilton followed and as the ball was shipped out to captain "lightning" Ross Mcqueen he lived up to his nickname by dummying the winger and powering his way to the line. This game Hamilton some breathing space but Currie scored again to make it a 5 point game. A tense last 5 minutes followed with Hamilton down to 14 men after William Maxwell was sin binned for playing the ball on the ground in a ruck. However, the team showed great spirit and resolute defence to hold off the Currie attack and were relieved when the final whistle went. An excellent 34-29 result and the 2nds first away victory in this league. Next week sees us at home to gala where we hope to repeat last years home victory over them.
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Match details

Match date

Sat 17, Sep 2016

Kickoff

15:00

Meet time

12:10

Competition

National 1

League position

5
Hamilton
10
Currie