Dundee High Rugby produced their best attacking display of the season in crushing Hamilton Bulls 52-26 to move within sight of fourth place in the BT National League Division One.
A week on from escaping with a win against bottom club Howe of Fife on the last play of the game, a more experienced-looking High team were clinical and decisive, three late tries for the visitors giving them a more flattering look to the final scoreline.
Veteran props Neil Dymock and Alan Brown ensured a dominating scrum for a string of first-half penalties, while stand-off Fraser McKay, a double try scorer against Howe, had a fine game with ball in hand taking on the defensive line.
The power produced three High tries within the opening quarter, Brown finishing off a series of forward drives, centre Colin Strachan smashing through tackles to score in the corner, before the outstanding George Arnott finished off a scrum pushover.
No 8 Arnott then scored his second for the bonus point after a clean break by McKay from his own 22, before wing Ronan Joy got in from a long pass from Jack Broadley for the fifth try.
Hamilton scored a try just before half-time but High quickly got back in the groove with Isao Matacagi’s try at the end of a flowing move just three minutes into the second half.
The Fijian then gifted an easy try to teenage replacement Ryan Fairweather before McKay capped his strong performance with the eighth and final score after an Arnott charge upfield to take High over the 50 point mark.
With Falkirk losing to Howe, the big win leaves Dundee just a point behind them in fifth place behind them in the table on 35 points.