SHORT-HANDED STORMERS’ SHOW COMMON
CAUSE TO ENSURE FIXTURE GOES AHEAD
DESPITE having only 12 men at kick-off time, Selkirk
Stormers were happy to concede the RBS Reserve East League 1 points to opponents Jed-Forest 2nds at Philiphaugh
in order to allow the game to go ahead as a friendly.
Jed were happy to supply a couple of players to the home team, which meant each side had 14 men for the first half,
with Selkirk’s Stuart Farrell arriving at the interval to boost numbers after the break.
Jed proved the stronger side to record a deserved victory, but full credit must go Stormers’ players who stuck
to their guns and managed to score four tries in the match.
Prop Martin Murray proved just as potent a threat as he did during his 1st XV playing days, crossing the whitewash
for a brace of touchdowns, with the home team’s other tries coming from Gary Lyall and Colin Heatlie (who also
kicked two conversions).
Ex-Selkirk Youth Club back row player Matt Valentine was making his debut for the Stormers on Saturday, and looks
to be a useful addition to the team.
STORMERS – R. Henderson, G. Alexander, S. Farrell, J. Graham, G. Lyall, D. Pringle, J. Stephen, S. Rodgerson, M.
Murray, C. Heatlie, L. Carrick, M. Valentine, R. Kelly.
Referee – Steven Whitehead (Melrose).
Martin Murray – two tries
for the Stormers.