Dundee HSFP 2nds 15, Selkirk 'A' 15
SELKIRK 'A' HELD TO A DRAW AT DUNDEE, BUT PLAYERS' CONFIDENCE CONTINUES TO GROW
DESPITE laying siege to the Dundee try line in the closing minutes of the match, Selkirk 'A' had to settle for a draw in Saturday's RBS Reserve League National 1 match against Dundee HSFP 2nds at Mayfield.
A five-star performance by the visiting forwards laid the foundations for another confident display by the Selkirk team, with hooker Michael Waldron in particularly fine form. "The whole pack put in a tremendous shift," team manager Tom Ramage said after the match, "and our scrummaging against bigger opponents was first class.
"It was frustrating we couldn't get over their line in the final minutes of the match, but all the players deserve credit for a great team effort."
Selkirk took the lead in the 13th minute when stand-off Craig MacDougall off-loaded to wing Harry Aynsley, whose cleverly angled run saw him burst clear to score under the posts. Mikey Davies converted.
Dundee drew level midway through the half with a converted try, following a rolling maul, making the interval score 7-7.
After 55 minutes Selkirk's dominant scrum paid dividends when skipper John Everitt scored a pushover try, the visiting pack having shunted the home forwards back some six metres.
A second Davies penalty put the visitors 15-7 ahead, but a penalty and second try from Dundee drew the scores level, and there was to be no further scoring in the match.
SELKIRK - S. Tough, M. Robertson, A. Given, L. MacLennan, H. Aynsley, C. MacDougall, M. Davies, B. Reid, M. Waldron, C. Henderson, E. Turner, S. Nixon, R. Wilson, J. Turnbu