Scotland wing Andrew Turnbull added to his ever increasing try tally with a hat-trick instrumental in securing a win in Scotland’s opening match of day two in the Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s.
Turnbull showed off his sevens talent running some fantastic lines topped off with electric pace, helping his side to the 19-12 victory over Kenya.
It’s wasn’t all easy though, having gone in at half-time 12-5 up and with an extra man, the Scots allowed the score to slip back to 12 all through their own error. However, determination shone through and they sealed the win.
Scotland 7s head coach, Graham Shiel, said: “I’m pleased with the victory. It’s always good to start the day off with a win. Unfortunately it wasn’t the best performance though and we’ll need to improve going forward as our next game will be tough.
“We need to be resilient for the rest of today.”
Also putting his name on the score sheet was captain Colin Gregor with two conversions and for Kenya Sidney Ahioya and Michael Agevi scored tries, while Lavin Asego knocked over one conversion. At the death Kenya had a second player yellow carded, on this occasion for back chat to the referee, and all that was left to do was for Gregor to boot the ball into the celebrating crowd.
Scotland will now take on Spain in the Bowl quarter-final at 2.42pm.
Half-time: Scotland 12-5 Kenya
Full-time: Scotland 19-12 Kenya
Scotland 7s team: Scott Riddell, Michael Fedo, Colin Gregor (captain), Andrew Turnbull, Struan Dewar, Jim Thompson, John Houston.
Replacements: Ross Miller (for Struan Dewar), Sean Kennedy (for John Houston), Adam Ashe, James Fleming (for Andre Turnbull).
Kenya 7s team: Sidney Ashioya, Patrice Agunda, Felix Ayange, Horace Otieno, Lavin Asego, Willy Ambaka Ndayara, Biko Adema.
Replacements: Victor Odour, Leon Adongo, Joseph Oriwo Akumu, Michael Agevi, Michael Wanjala.