Selkirk 'A' 25, Currie 2nds 26

FOUR-TRY SELKIRK 'A' UNLUCKY TO LOSE MATCH TO LAST-MINUTE CURRIE TRY

Selkirk 'A' stand-off Craig MacDougall works out his options.

Scrum-half Mike Davies gets the ball away, watched by Eddie Turner. (Photos: Grant Kinghorn)



THE home team got off to a flying start in Saturday's RBS Reserve League National 1 match against Currie 2nds on the Burnmill pitch. After only five minutes teenage wing Kieran Monks scored in the corner after the home forwards won their own line-out on the left, and the ball was spun along the back line.
Soon afterwards Selkirk scored again through Jason Hendrie after some quick thinking from scrum-half Mike Davies, who took a tap penalty, spread the ball along the back division and give last season's captain an easy touchdown converted by Davies.
Currie came more into the game after this and landed a penalty kick as well as scoring two unconverted tries to make the half time score Selkirk 'A' 12, Currie 2nds 13.
Two minutes into the second half, Selkirk scored another excellent try though winger Harry Aynsley after some good build-up play from both forwards and backs. Hendrie missed the conversion.
Currie kicked two more penalties to keep them in the game. On the half-hour mark Craig MacDougall landed a drop-goal, then replacement forward Matt Robertson scored an unconverted try to put Selkirk ahead going into the closing minutes.
However, the home players' hopes were dashed right on the stroke of full-time Currie scored a converted try to make the final score Selkirk 'A' 25, Currie 2nds 26.

SELKIRK - K. Monks, R. Henderson, A. Given, J. Hendrie, H. Aynsley, C. MacDougall, M. Davies, B. Reid, P. Forrest, M. Waldron, E. Turner, A. Lambie, S. Nixon, R. Wilson, J. Everitt. Replacements: B. Wilkinson, C. Henderson, M. Robertson, K. Mitchell.