SELKIRK were handed a lifeline despite this defeat
on Saturday at Philiphaugh. Next in line remains a challenge for a third season in Premiership 1, but this time
against the top four in Premiership 2 at the end of the season. They will be in a permutation of Edinburgh Accies,
Gala, Peebles and Aberdeen Grammar, Falkirk, Jed-Forest and Hillhead/Jordanhill.
"This is a second chance and the games against Glasgow Hawks and Hawick are 'pre-season'", said Rugby
Director Dennis Henderson.
"I think I will go over the watch Gala (against Kirkcaldy) this Saturday and see what the standard is there."
The scoreline on Saturday flattered Heriot's - even coach Bob McKillop agreed. But again bulk was the winner as
Selkirk fell away in the final 20 minutes. Fraser Harkness, Ryan Godsmark and Darren Clapperton scored the tries
for Selkirk with David Cassidy converting one. Coach Graham Marshall added: "What matters now is performance
and building confidence."
Selkirk: F. Harkness; N. Godsmark,
R. Nixon, R. Armstrong, D. Clapperton; D. Cassidy, M. McVie; G. Patterson, S. Forrest, M. Weller, S. Willett, C.
Patton, N. Darling, C. Johnstone, C. Marshall. Subs: M. Martin, R. Taylor, E. Macdougall, R. Godsmark, R. Banks.