(Extracted from Aberdeen GSFP website)
"We just couldn't handle the pressure," said Mike O'Donovan, Aberdeen Grammar's coach, after his side's
29-7 defeat at Selkirk sent the Borders side top of Premiership 2.
"It's disappointing to have made so much progress, only to throw it away. I'm sick of saying the same thing
to the guys, but they have got to learn to take it on the chin," said the disgruntled New Zealander, who has
yet to see his side win in three starts against Borders opposition
The win leaves Grammar only seven points off the pace in a very competitive league, and O'Donovan said with the
halfway point of the campaign coming up they could not go on losing games.
"Selkirk were good, but we weren't up to it and lost points at crucial times," said O'Donovan.
The Borders side had the game effectively won by half-time, racing into a 19-0 lead helped by some northern discretions,
enabling home kicker David Cassidy to score four penalties.
The Philiphaugh kicker also converted a runaway try scored by winger Lee Jones.
The second period was a scrappy affair, marred by injuries and three yellow cards, one of which was meted out to
Grammar scrum half Morgan Ward.
The Aberdeen side's only crumb of comfort came when flanker Rab Barrie fed number eight Sandy Warnock for a try
converted by centre Andrew Ritchie.
Fraser Harkness touched down again in the second period and with Cassidy adding the maximum and kicking a fifth
penalty the game was well beyond the limited visitors.