Haddington 15, Selkirk 31

Haddington push Selkirk all the way in no-holds-barred Border League

A FIRED-UP Haddington team pushed Selkirk all the way in last Thursday's rearranged 'Radio Borders' Border League Pool B match at Neilson Park. The visitors eventually secured a bonus point win to keep their play-off final hopes alive.
The home team raced to a 12-0 lead thanks to tries by Callum Davies and James Ferguson, one of which was converted by Graeme Dykes.
Soon afterwards Selkirk wing Nyle Godsmark had to leave the field after being injured by a reckless challenge from a Haddington forward, who was yellow-carded for his troubles. It proved the match's turning point.
Following this incident Selkirk's forwards raised their game several notches, and with Haddington down to 14 men, the Philiphaugh side scored three tries through Andrew Renwick (2) and Neil Darling, two converted by David Cassidy. Selkirk led 19-12 at halftime.
The game's tempo remained high for the rest of the contest, with Selkirk eventually running out 31-15 winners thanks to tries from Martin Murray and Gavin Craig, while Dykes kicked a penalty for the home team.
Selkirk's next Border League match is away to Berwick this Wednesday night, April 20.
SELKIRK - F. Harkness, N. Godsmark, D. Cassidy, R. Nixon, C. Beattie, G. Craig, M. McVie, R. Taylor, S. Forrest, M. Weller, R. Aglen, S. Willet, N. Darling, R. Crockatt, A. Renwick. Replacements: R. Banks, C. MacDougall, C. Marshall, M. Martin, M. Murray.