ANOTHER step closer to claiming the 2022 Super6 Sprint title, but Watsonians didn’t manage to claim the four-try bonus-point they needed to make it a done deal. That means that they must bow get at least one bonus point at home next week, or prevent Stirling County winning with a bonus point, to get their hands on the trophy. 

Some credit should be directed towards the Bulls who were down and out when they trailed 24-0 with an hour played but showed great resilience to come back and score three late tries. 

The Bulls started well but failed to create any clearcut scoring opportunities from 10 minutes camped in the Watsonians 22, and then found themselves 7-0 down when Watsonians marched up the other end and Mesu Kunavula rumbled under the posts to set up an easy conversion for Lee Millar. 

The visitors extended their lead to 14 points when man-of-the-match Lomond MacPherson claimed a converted try, and they left a couple more potential scores out there before a Millar penalty made it 17-0 at the break.  

Bulls dominated most of the second half, and it took a brilliant cover tackle from Millar to stop Cam Jones scoring in the corner.  

It looked like it was game over when Karl Main scored Watsonians’ third try on the hour mark but the Bulls dug deep and, as the game entered its final 10 minutes, they finally got off the mark with a Thomas Glendinning try. 

Tom Jordan then showed some excellent individual skill to catch his own chip ahead and send Finn Callaghan in for a second score, and Glendinning crossed the whitewash again on the stroke of full-time. 

In this weekend’s other Super6 match, Southern Knights are hoping to finish a disappointing campaign with a first win when they host Heriot’s at Goldenacre.