Selkirk 'A' halted by Hamilton
SELKIRK'S promotion challenge effectively came
to an end at Philiphaugh on Saturday, where Hamilton gained revenge for the defeat inflicted on them by the Souters
earlier in the season at Laigh Bent.
The visitors' bigger and physically stronger pack laid the foundations for their Division Three victory, although
Selkirk deserve credit for battling gamely to the final whistle.
Because of a shortage of half-backs, 1st XV hooker Darren Hoggan pulled on the No. 9 jersey in his first full match
since November 14, while Cammy Cochrane moved from centre to take over the fly-half berth.
Both players did everything they could to turn things around for the home team, but eventually the power and experience
of the Hamilton forwards proved decisive.
Selkirk hooker Alan Marshall continues to improve with every game, and coach Brian Cassidy will be hoping the injury
which sidelined him in the second half isn't too serious.
Selkirk's only points came from a Gary Lyall penalty in the first half, with Hamilton scoring a try either side
of halftime to take the Scottish 2nd XV League spoils.
SELKIRK - C. Hunter, T. Walling, M. Jaffray, G. Lyall, G. Fairbairn, C. Cochrane, D. Hoggan, J. Stephens, A. Marshall,
G. Patterson, G. Jeffrey, S. Renwick, B. Hoggan, D. Gray, N. Brown. Replacements (all used) - G. Alexander, K.
Connor, R. Conway, G. Hancock.
Alan Marshall - another
good display for Selkirk.