Edinburgh Accies 2nds 40, Selkirk 'A' 12

SELKIRK 'A' UNABLE TO CLAW BACK DEFICIT AS ACCIES MAKE EARLY PRESSURE TELL

SELKIRK 'A' travelled to Raeburn Place on Saturday looking for their first points in RBS Reserve League National 1, but had to come away with nothing to show for their efforts.
The game started at a fast tempo and this was to last for the full 80 minutes. Accies raced into a 21-0 lead at a point a minute - a scoreline with which the visiting team could not dispute, given they were caught like rabbits in the headlights and could do nothing about the precision of the home side's attacking play from every part of the field.
The city side scored another two tries in the first half to make the interval score Accies 33, Selkirk 0.
A no-holds-barred lecture from the coaches at halftime brought out the best in the young Selkirk players, and although Accies scored another try early on, the visitors then took control. Tries were scored by fly-half Rory Banks (back home after a summer in America) and Michael Waldron, with Banks adding one conversion.
Even in defeat Selkirk 'A' can take a lot of positives from the game. Up front the visiting forwards matched the bigger home pack, dominating the scrums and later bossing the breakdowns. The backs also showed glimpses of what they're capable of with good possession.

SELKIRK - S. Bell. R. Henderson, A. Lyall, C. MacDougall, T. Penman, R. Banks, M. Davies, B. Reid, M. Waldron, N. Wielbo, K. Mitchell, S. Nixon, R. Wilson, S. McDonald, J. Everitt. Reps: C. Henderson, A. Lambie, H. Aynsley, A. Given, J. Houston.