Selkirk Stormers 0, Melrose Knights 65

Never-say-die Stormers find the going tough against Melrose Knights

HIGH-FLIER. Selkirk Stormers’ David Purves secures possession at a line-out during Saturday’s match against Melrose Knights at Philiphaugh. (Photo: Grant Kinghorn)

ALTHOUGH the Stormers suffered another sizeable defeat in Saturday's Border Farm Supplies Championship match at Philiphaugh, the attitude of the Selkirk players remains upbeat and their commitment is never less than 100 per cent.

The game started well for the Stormers, and they managed to put pressure on the Melrose line but couldn't turn this into points. The Knights' defence was well organised, while the visitors' backs were bigger and faster than the home threequarters, and every time they received the ball in open play they invariably scored.

The halftime score saw Melrose Knights 38-0 ahead.

In the second half Selkirk played a lot better, but once again they could not convert their pressure into points. Melrose scored another 27 points to run out 65-0 winners.

The players who stood out for the Stormers were David Purves, Rob McGregor, Colin Bruce and Scott Rodgerson.

STORMERS - M. Hislop, M. Cockburn, D. Lawson, J. Graham, C. Bruce, T. Walling, B Anderson, C. Henderson, S. Rodgerson, C. Fairbairn, C. Ward, F. Tough, D. Purves, M. Robertson, R. McGregor. Replacement: W. McClymont.