Stormers made to struggle at
the Greenyards by strong Melrose Knights team
Scott McDonald - scored
Stormers' only try.
THIS was another hard day at the office for Selkirk Stormers' plucky band of players, who found themselves up against
an extremely powerful Melrose Knights side in Saturday's Border Farm Supplies Championship fixture at the Greenyards.
There was no hiding place for the visitors on the wide expanses of Melrose's main pitch, but once again every member
of the Stormers' squad did their very best to stem the tide of black and yellow jerseys swarming towards their
Trailing 45-0 at the interval, the Philiphaugh youngsters picked up their game after the break, and were rewarded
by a try from openside flanker Scott McDonald, who capitalised on Willie McClymont's storming run to crash over
near the corner.
Normal service was soon resumed, however, with Melrose eventually running in a total of 14 tries to seal an emphatic
Stormers' man of the match was second row forward Sean Nixon, whose first-up tackling was out of the top drawer,
and whose hard work at the set piece and in broken play was never less than steadfast.
Number eight Rob McGregor also showed up well, a last-gasp tackle towards the end of the game resulting in the
Ashkirk youngster receiving a cut eyelid which later required several stitches. Wing Marc Cockburn also deserves
a mention in despatches after putting in several big hits.
STORMERS - T. Walling, M. Dogan, R. Henderson,
J. Graham, M. Cockburn, C. Monks, B. Anderson, C. Henderson, S. Rodgerson, B. Reid, S. Nixon, C. Fairbairn, W.
McClymont, S. McDonald, R. McGregor. Replacements: C. Ward, A. White, D. Mackenzie.