Selkirk ‘A’ 29, Dunfermline 2nds 5

SELKIRK ‘A’ STAY WELL CLEAR AT TOP OF LEAGUE



A HAT-TRICK of tries by teenage lock Alan Lambie sealed Selkirk A’s seventh successive win in Saturday’s RBS Reserve League National 2 game against Dunfermline 2nds at Philiphaugh. The 19-year-old player is one of the Selkirk club’s rising stars, and turned in yet another impressive ‘Man of the Match’ display. Back row forward Scott McDonald was also in fine form, with all eight Selkirk forwards raising their game to cope with the visitors’ well-drilled pack. Behind the scrum, half-backs Mike Davies and Darren Scott kept Selkirk on the front foot, although Scott had to leave the field on the 30-minute mark after sustaining a knee injury. He was replaced by Ryan Henderson, with Fraser Jack moving to stand-off. Playing with the wind in the first half, Selkirk took a 17-5 interval lead thanks to tries by Lambie, Davies and Ryan Godsmark – a fair reflection of play in the heavy and slippery underfoot conditions. After the break Dunfermline – unbeaten in their last six matches – began to exert pressure on the home try line, but found Selkirk’s defenders in uncompromising mood. Two more tries from Lambie secured the home side’s bonus point.
Five minutes into the second half play was stopped for 20 minutes after one of the Musselburgh flankers suffered a neck injury and an ambulance had to be called. The club hopes the player makes a full recovery.
This victory puts Selkirk ‘A’ 12 points clear of Aberdeen Grammar 2nds at the top of Reserve National 2, although the Rubislaw team have three games in hand. This Saturday Selkirk travel to face West of Scotland 2nds at Burnbrae.

SELKIRK ‘A’ – S. Tough, J. Graham, F. Jack, J. Hendrie, R. Godsmark, D. Scott, M. Davies, B. Reid, G. Henderson, M. Waldron, A. Lambie, R. Wilson, M. Robertson, S. McDonald, G. Jeffrey. Replacements: N. Weilbo, W. McClymont, C. Ward, R. Henderson.

Referee – John Dun (Melrose).