Stirling County 2nds 51, Selkirk ‘A’ 5


FOLLOWING last week’s nine-try victory over Stewart’s/Melville FP 2nds, the Selkirk ‘A’ players found themselves on the wrong end of a seven tries-to-one defeat at Bridgehaugh on Saturday, where a powerful Stirling County 2nds side raced away with the game after the interval.
The win moves Stirling up to third place in RBS Reserve League National 1, and leaves Selkirk just one point above the relegation zone with five games still left to play.
The return of a handful of Scotland under-20 players to the home team’s ranks proved decisive, although every member of the Selkirk ‘A’ squad did their level best to try and counter the threat posed by the Stirling players’ weight and height advantage.
Following the absence of several regulars because of senior call-ups and unavailability, Selkirk ‘A’ backs coach Fraser Jack was pressed into service at full-back, and showed he’d lost none of his tactical awareness or appetite for the fray.
It says much for the visitors’ determination that they managed to restrict Stirling County to just one try in the first half, while a try by Selkirk A’s ever-reliable centre Ally Lyall kept the visitors in the game.
Sean Nixon was the victim of a dangerous tackle midway through the half, for which the Stirling No. 4 received a yellow card. Interval score: Stirling Co. 2nds 11, Selkirk ‘A’ 5.
With Selkirk’s players beginning to tire after the break, the home team took full advantage to run in a further six tries without reply, passing the 50-point mark in the process.
SELKIRK – F. Jack, H. Aynsley, A. Given, A. Lyall, K. Monks, C. MacDougall, M. Davies, C. Henderson, R. Wilson, M. Waldron, A. Lambie, F. Orr, J. Turnbull, R. Cook, S. Nixon. Reps – N. Wielbo, F. Irvine, W. McClymont.

Alistair Lyall – try capped
another fine display.