Wales: (54) 102
Tries: Williams (6), H. Jones (5), Caron (3), Taylor, Trigg-Turner(4) Goals: Williams (7), Taylor (1), Davies (1), Trigg-Turner (4)
Scotland: (4) 10
Tries: Willans, Hawkins Goals: Hawkins
In the second game Jim introduced the trio of debutants in John Willans, Alex Howe and Mac Mclaren.
The opening started brightly for Scotland but weren’t able to penetrate the Wales defence.
On 5 mins Scotland’s defence was breached with Wales working themselves to the left hand side for Stuart Williams to open the scoring and converted his own try. After a kick over the top by Scotland Harry Jones caught the ball and raced the length of the court to score on 9 mins with Williams converting. Then on 13 mins John Willans unfortunately dropped the ball, bringing it out from own line from which Williams crossed for his 2nd try which he converted.
After forcing a drop out and getting a repeat set weren’t able to score. From the resultant hand over Wales scored when Williams raced clear to score and convert the try. From the kick off Wales drove the ball for 2 tackles then passed through hands for Scotty Turner to race away and score with Williams missing the conversion on 18 mins. From the kick off Wales again exposed Scotland’s defence when Williams scored and converted the try on 20 mins. By now the Wales attack was relentless with Turner going over in right hand corner but Williams failed to convert.
On 23 mins Willans tried a different kick off but Wales gathered, although Scotland forced a mistake on the 2nd play but Scotland weren’t able to score.
On 27 mins Harry Jones scored for Wales following a nice inside pass which Williams converted. On the half hour mark Wales were caught offside but Scotland failed to capitalise instead committing a penalty which Jones couldn’t convert. The game was re-started with an 8m drop out and with good build up play Jones scored which Williams couldn’t convert.
On 37 mins a mistake from Wales gave Scotland a set close to Wales line but couldn’t get over. Williams crossed again 2 mins later and converted. Hawkins got Scotland on the board just before the hooter which Alex Howe couldn’t convert.
After the break Wales continued their dominance with tries from Williams, Turner and Gary Taylor who converted 1 of the 3 tries.
On 47 mins Scotland nearly scored with some good play when Howe was forced into touch on the right hand side. On 51 mins Scotland weren’t able to capitalise on back to back penalties committed by Wales. Jones then scored on 55 and 57 mins which Turner converted both tries. Scotland gained ground through a penalty in the 59th minute, Hawkins kicking to touch well into Wales’s half from which Willans opened his account for Scotland with Hawkins converting. After 3 repeated sets Scotland had Wales on their own line but couldn’t cross. Scotland had Wales on their own line again in the 65th minute again with the same result.
In the 67th minute Wales then went down the other end to score through Turner which Philip Davis converted. Alan Caron then scored a hatrick in a 5 minute spell which Turner converted 2 of the 3 tries.
In the 79th minute with Scotland deep into Wales territory a unsuccessful drop goal came from Hawkins.
Wales: Stuart Williams, Harry Jones, John Doyle, Gary Taylor, Lucie Roberts (all North Wales Crusaders), Scotty Trigg-Turner, Alan Caron, Philip Davies (all Hereford Harriers)
Scotland: Jay Anderson, David Birtles, John Willans (Dundee Dragons), Gavin Dobson (Rochdale Hornets), Callum Young (Leyland Warriors), Robert Hawkins (Halifax), Mac Mclaren (The Army), Alex Howe (St. Helens)