NATIONAL ONE: FALKIRK 35-24 DUNDEE HSFP

STUART CAMERON @ Sunnyside

FALKIRK got back to winning ways at home to Dundee High and collected a try bonus point which keeps them still in with a chance of being involved in the promotion scrap at the top of the table.

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Their pack dominated the Dundee scrum and two penalty tries told its own story. However, when former international Craig Hamilton was yellow carded in the second half it proved expensive with Neil Turnbull and Blair Cochrane touching down for scores.

National One top try scorer Jacob Adamson added a couple for Falkirk including a vital bonus point clincher at the end to take his tally to 14 for the season, while second placed Isao Matacagi raised his tally to 12 for Dundee to give the Taysiders something to take home with them.

Liam Brims was in fine form with the boot collecting three penalties and three conversions for a personal total of 15 on the day, keeping Dundee at arms length.

Falkirk got off to a good start with Jacob Adamson scoring after just four minutes on the clock and Brims converting, but Ronan Joy reduced the deficit when collecting an accurate chip ahead. Two Brims penalties made it 13-5 at the turn.

Brims punished Dundee’s indiscipline again just after half-time, then converted the first penalty try when referee Graeme Ormiston lost patience with the visitors’ pack. But when Craig Hamilton was yellow carded soon after, Dundee added 14 quick points to get themselves back to within four points.

Adamson bagged his second following a kick ahead but the match was won by the hosts through a second penalty try, with Owen Dyer also being shown the yellow. Brims’ conversion made it 35-19 but a valuable bonus point for Dundee thanks to Matacaga’s last minute try gave them something to take back with them.

Man-of-the-Match: Falkirk  scrum-half Harry Russell ran the show.

Talking Point: Falkirk’s pack certainly got to grips with a Dundee eight who were not short of beef, and the influence of Craig Hamilton proved yet again what an asset he is.

PremiershipPWLDFADTBLBPts
Marr RFC1412115072252829160
Currie Chieft14104046820026810252
Hawick RFC139313322051277146
Aberdeen15870376475-995239
Selkirk RFC1577133433135338
GHA RFC15690333459-1266333
Jed-Forest RFC155100252447-957330
Glasgow Hawks154110310413-1035627
Musselburgh154101361579-2187227
Edinburgh Acc13472299338-395126
Nat 2PWLDFADTBLBPts
Stewart's Mel1411303692201497253
Dumfries Saints1410405112232889251
GHK1410403922241688351
Kirkcaldy RFC1410404213001219251
Peebles RFC141040360290707249
Preston Lodge14941396299979246
Newton Stewart1586127927097243
Hamilton Bulls14680439399408335
Glasgow Acad164111223481-2583122
Falkirk RFC142120301429-1286418
Gordonians153120228449-2212216
Whitecraigs141121243578-3354010

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