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1. James Hallam
2. Adam Kwasnicki
3. Ben Prescott
4. James Phillips
5. Adam Preocanin
6. Neil Best
7. Chris Walker
8. Mark Bright
9. Jamie Stevenson
10. Dan Newton
11. Miles Mantella
12. PJ Gidlow
13. Lee Millar
14. Matt Williams
15. Pete Lydon

Substitutes

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16. Mark Lilley
17. David Cherry
18. Stewart Maguire
19. Tai Tuisamoa
20. Gregor Gillanders
21. Matt Heeks
22. Connor Braid

Kick Off 3:15pm

Ten try Scottish see off Plymouth in emphatic style

Ten try Scottish see off Plymouth in emphatic style

London Scottish recorded an emphatic 64-16 win over Plymouth Albion to continue the encouraging start to the season.

London Scottish recorded an emphatic 64-16 win over Plymouth Albion to continue the encouraging start to the season.

Scottish scored 10 tries in total and 43 unanswered second half points to move joint second in the Greene King IPA Championship.

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Peter Lydon got the hosts off to the perfect start, gathering an interception from the half-way line and running under the posts unattended after just 35 seconds. The full-back converted his own try to give Scottish a 7-0 advantage.

Man-of-the-match Lee Millar scored his first try of the afternoon shortly after. The 23-year-old found a gap in the Albion defence after a neat dummy, and after a short check with the TMO the try was awarded.

Plymouth went in front for a brief spell in the first half following a succession of penalties. Fly-half Lawrence Rayner kept them in touch with his boot before Josh Davies gave them the lead with a try on the 25 minute mark. Rayner’s conversion edged the visitors 16-14 ahead. 

Scottish regained the lead five minutes later and never looked back from there. PJ Gidlow scored for the second home game in a row, after the Samoan gathered the ball from Neil Best who had taken an offload from Mike Bright to score under the posts. Lydon’s conversion gave Scottish a 21-16 half time lead. 

The second half began in the same way as the first, with Lee Millar getting his second try of the game after just 43 seconds. A smart grubber kick from Lydon was gathered by Matt Williams, and Millar was on hand to the delight of the Richmond Athletic Ground. 

The try bonus point was secured by Matt Williams after 50 minutes, after sustained pressure in the Plymouth 22 the winger could stretch out and dot the ball down for a fourth bonus point in five matches. 

Mark Bright got his eighth try of the season shortly afterwards. A trademark driving maul was too much for the Albion defence to handle and had seen Tom Jubb head to the sin bin just before, but it couldn’t stop the skipper getting over the line and giving his team a 38-16 lead. 

Debutant Connor Braid who signed on loan this week from Glasgow Warriors marked his first game for the club with two tries in the closing stages of the match. The Canadian international was the beneficiary of an impressive dummy from James Phillips, and Braid gathered the offload for try number seven.

Bright made it nine tries for the campaign with seven minutes to play. Jamie Stevenson quick-tapped a penalty and caught the visitors off guard, allowing the Championship Player of the Month nominee to inflict further damage. Lydon added the extras to send the hosts over the 50 point mark.

Stevenson was eventually rewarded with a try of his own on 78 minutes, he intercepted and a few phases later finished off his own move with yet another Lydon conversion. 

There was still time for one more try, and it was Connor Braid who eventually got over the line in the corner after a length of the field move which pleased the 1405 in attendance. Lydon’s extras were met by the final whistle, and a resounding 64-16 victory.

Scottish now turn their attention to the British and Irish Cup with an away match in Pontypridd before returning to Richmond against Bristol on Saturday 18th October.
 

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