24 October 2021 • KO 15:00

30 v 30

Post Office Road, Featherstone

Attendance:

Referee : James Jones

Match Stats
6   Tries   5
3   Conversions   5
0   Penalties   0
0   Drop Goals   0

Match Report

Jamaica

It was honours even in Featherstone, as Scotland and Jamaica played out an entertaining 30-30 draw.






The match ebbed and flowed, with both sides enjoying periods of dominance in a see-saw fixture. Jamaica came out of the blocks firing, racing into a 10-0 lead after a dummy-half score from Jymel Coleman and a Ben Jones-Bishop length of the field effort.

Scotland’s rustiness in the opening stages soon faded, and a combination of completing sets and the impact of Charlie Emslie off the bench saw the visitors claw their way into the lead.

Emslie crashed over thanks to a flat pass by James Bell, before Danny Addy threaded a pass over the Jamaican defence to give Will Oakes a simple finish in the corner.

With the lead at 10-12 the Scottish tails were well and truly up, and it didn’t take long for them to double their lead. Ben Hellewell reacted quickest to a loose ball after Will Oakes had kicked through, before Captain Dale Ferguson went in under the posts to put Scotland into a commanding 10-24 half time lead.

Scotland’s momentum continued after the break, when Charlie Emslie thundered over for his second score immediately after the restart.

At this point it looked like the Bravehearts could run away with the game, however to Jamaica’s credit they fought back in impressive style. The Reggae Warriors put the Scots under huge pressure, and despite some last-ditch defensive efforts, Jamaica found their way over the whitewash with a series of powerful finishes.

Joe Brown and Jordan Andrade scored in quick succession before Ben Jones-Bishop added his second with a brilliant finish. Alex Brown powered over in the corner to level the game and complete the comeback.

In the end a draw was a fair reflection on the game, with both teams managing to capitalise when they were on top. Either side showed glimpses of what they are capable of, and will hope today’s performance will give their World Cup opponents some headaches next year.

Team Lists and Scoring Information

Jamaica Tries Goals DGs Pts Cards
1 Ben Jones-Bishop 2 8
2 Mo Agoro
3 Joe Brown (c) 1 4
4 Jacob Ogden
5 Greg Johnson
6 James Woodburn-Hall
7 Izaac Farrell 3 6
8 Ross Peltier
9 Jy-Mel Coleman 1 4
10 Mike Lawrence
11 Keegan Tomlinson Y
12 Joel Farrell
13 Ashton Golding
Substitute
14 Jordan Andrade 1 4
15 Danny Bravo
16 Jonathan Magrin
17 Alex Brown 1 4
Scotland Tries Goals DGs Pts Cards
1 Alex Walker
2 Will Oakes
3 Davey Dixon 1 4
4 Kieran Buchanan
5 Lachlan Walmsley 5 10
6 Danny Addy
7 Ryan Brierley
8 Jack Teanby
9 Liam Hood
10 Sam Luckley
11 Ben Kavanagh
12 Ben Hellewell 1 4
13 James Bell
Substitute
14 Rob Oakley
15 Dale Ferguson (c) 1 4 Y
16 Kieran Moran
17 Charlie Emslie 2 8
Time Score Player Team Action
7 0 - 4 Jy-Mel Coleman Jamaica Try
7 0 - 6 Izaac Farrell Jamaica Conversion
18 0 - 6 Izaac Farrell Jamaica Missed Conversion
18 0 - 10 Ben Jones-Bishop Jamaica Try
28 4 - 10 Charlie Emslie Scotland Try
28 4 - 10 Keegan Tomlinson Jamaica Yellow Card
29 6 - 10 Lachlan Walmsley Scotland Conversion
31 10 - 10 Davey Dixon Scotland Try
32 12 - 10 Lachlan Walmsley Scotland Conversion
37 16 - 10 Ben Hellewell Scotland Try
38 18 - 10 Lachlan Walmsley Scotland Conversion
40 22 - 10 Dale Ferguson Scotland Try
40+ 24 - 10 Lachlan Walmsley Scotland Conversion
42 28 - 10 Charlie Emslie Scotland Try
43 30 - 10 Lachlan Walmsley Scotland Conversion
49 30 - 14 Ben Jones-Bishop Jamaica Try
50 30 - 16 Izaac Farrell Jamaica Conversion
60 30 - 20 Joe Brown Jamaica Try
61 30 - 20 Izaac Farrell Jamaica Missed Conversion
67 30 - 24 Jordan Andrade Jamaica Try
68 30 - 26 Izaac Farrell Jamaica Conversion
76 30 - 26 Dale Ferguson Scotland Yellow Card
78 30 - 30 Alex Brown Jamaica Try
79 30 - 30 Izaac Farrell Jamaica Missed Conversion