Seconds pile on the scores
Haddington A 12, Selkirk A 64
SELKIRK A started really well with the wind at
their backs and pinned Haddington back in their own half for much of the half.
Selkirk scored just after two minutes when Stuart Forrest finished of a move by the Selkirk backs. Five minutes
later, Rory Banks went over for a try, which he converted and then Tom Swan crossed and Banks converted and he
added a penalty for a 22-0 half-time lead.
The second half saw Selkirk score another six tries through Mike Davis (3), Grant Jeffrey, Fraser Jack and Euan
McDougall, all converted by Banks.
Lack of concentration in the Selkirk defence saw Haddington score two simple tries, one of which was converted.
Best for Selkirk were Euan McDougall, Davis, Jeffrey and Sean Nixon.
Selkirk: D Scott; F Jack, J Hendrie, A Lyall, T Swan; R Banks, M Davis; G Patterson, S Forrest, B Reid, G Jeffrey,
S Nixon, J Evritt, E McDougall, M Robertson. Subs: N Weilbo, C McDougall, B Irving.
No 'Stormer' this time
Lasswade 2nds 66, Stormers 0
DUE to the unavailability of players and late call-offs,
the Stormers' preparation for their first away game was always going to be a tough ask. For the first 20 minutes
they held their own and even seemed to have the upper hand at times. However, a quickly taken penalty in front
of the posts, while the decision was still being debated, allowed Lasswade in for their first try.
This was followed in quick succession with a second and the Stormers then struggled to get back into the game.
Lasswade were able to look after the ball better and the Stormers defence was tested at regular intervals, conceding
five tries in each half.
Guy Patterson made an encouraging debut and Ben Purves who was always looking to attack with ball in hand. He showed
his versatility by moving to scrum half for the last 20 minutes due to a hand injury to Scott Tough and was awarded
Thanks to Glen Alexander who came along to watch the game and was quickly kitted out and played the second half
for the Stormers.
Coach Iain Paxton put the game down to a bad day at the office and hopefully improved availability of players for
their home game against Heriot's 3rds this week will give the team an opportunity to get back to winning ways.
Stormers: B Purves; B Mercer, R Henderson, D Swinbanks, G Patterson; C Shand, S Tough; C Henderson, S Rogerson,
C Fairbairn, S Welsh, L Carrick, B Amos, W McLymont, D MacKenzie. Subs: G Alexander, C Bruce.