HILLFOOTS first XV secured a victory against Aberdeen Wanderers when they travelled north at the weekend for a perfect day of rugby.

The home side, who were sitting second in the league, took an early lead with less than five minutes on the clock.

Some nice handling saw their winger go over in the corner, however, the conversion was missed.

This prompted 'Foots to kick start their game and the first XV began to show their dominance up front.

A penalty was awarded to Hillfoots RFC for a player being offside after some strong running by Paul Slade and captain Duncan Arthur elected to take the points.

Unfortunately, Callum "Shetland" Williamson lost his footing as he went to take the kick and missed.

The game continued and some missed tackles allow the Wanderers' full back to break downfield but some great cover defence stopped him just short of the line.

Still, the winger was on hand to receive and pop across the line with the conversion again missed.

Hillfoots needed to react and they did so well with points added to the board almost immediately.

Dominance in the back sucked in the Aberdeen defence, which created space out wide.

Some slick passing afforded the Hillfoots winger a score in the corner and with no tee, Williamson elected to successfully drop kick the conversion from the touchline.

The home side managed a third try just before the half-time break with 17-7 on the board.

Coaches Murray Brown and Murray McKenzie rallied the Hillfoots troops as they sensed the home side were for the taking in the second half.

It was not long before 'Foots secured a second try, again sucking in the defenders and creating space out wide.

The conversion was unsuccessful but not long after the Hillfoots team scored their third try.

It came after a grubber kick was knocked on by the Wanderers' full back, 'Foots were awarded the scrum inside the 22.

Another bulldozing scrum kept pushing the home pack back and over the line so all number 8 Daryl Lindsay had to do was flop on the ball to score, after controlling it brilliantly at the back.

Williamson added the extras and 'Foots were ahead for the first time in the match.

The game was put to bed with just over five minutes to go through another forward try.

This Saturday, October 23, the first XV is in action at home against Ellon with the second XV away to Bo'ness, both are 3pm kick-offs.