2nds and Stormers both win 17/09/11


Selkirk continued their great form and 100% record by defeating West at Philiphaugh. The team, running the ball at every opportunity managed a flying start with Brendan Reid scoring in the corner after a series of rucks. The Souters scored a further 4 tries before half time through Ally Lyall (2), Ryan Crockett and Darren Clapperton playing his first game of the season following a wrist operation.
West came more in to the match after half time and put the Selkirk defence under pressure. Selkirk defended well and eventually came away to score a further 4 tries through Clapperton (2), Lyall and Jason Hendrie. Darren Scott had a fine day with his kicking making 7 conversions in total.
West did have the final say with a last minute try, the first against the Seconds all season. The Final score was Selkirk 59 West of Scotland 7. The team travel to Aberdeen this Saturday for what will be their toughest match yet.


The Stormers won their first match of the season at Philiphaugh with a scoreline of 31 - 14. Having received the points from last week's match which was cancelled late in the day by Edinburgh Acads, the Stormers are now played 2, won 2.
The first half was all Stormers and after some good old fashioned rucking, Donny Mckenzie and Neil Cruikshank scored excellent tries. Unfortunately, young Andrew Scott dislocated his elbow and required hospital treatment. Everybody at Selkirk RFC wishes Andrew a speedy recovery.
Portobello produced some decent rugby in the second half and scored 2 converted tries. However, the Stormers regrouped and scored a further 3 tries from Doug Swinbanks, Chris Fairbairn and Chris Shand. Shand converted 3 of the tries for an impressive 11 point haul. A special mention to the new coach, Neil Wood who managed to play the last 15 minutes. There's life in the old dog yet !!