Selkirk Stormers 18, Peebles 2nds 20

PENALTY IN DYING SECONDS BRINGS AN END TO SELKIRK STORMERS' UNBEATEN RUN

LEFT - Selkirk Stormers and Peebles 2nds player battle for possession in Saturday's league match at Philiphaugh, with Stormers scrum-half Doug Swinbanks ready to ship the ball when it comes. RIGHT - Stormers flanker Willie McClymont is collared by a Peebles forward, as Daniel Pringle (left) and John Graham prepare to lend support. (Photos: Grant Kinghorn)


A PENALTY in injury time prevented Stormers recording their fourth victory in a row at Philiphaugh on Saturday, with opponents Peebles 2nds eventually edging home after a hard-fought duel between the two sides.
All Selkirk's points came in the first half - John Graham and Bob Wilkinson scoring tries, with fly-half Daniel Pringle adding both conversions, as well as a penalty just before the interval, to put Stormers 18-10 ahead at the break.
In the second half Peebles gradually worked their way back into the game, eventually crossing for their third try of the afternoon (which was converted) to put them just a single point behind the home side.
With Stormers beginning to tire, and replacements Donny Mackenzie and Craig Monks both on the field, Peebles ran out last-gasp winners in the dying seconds thanks to a successful penalty kick.
STORMERS - R. Henderson, J. Lyall, B. Wilkinson, J. Graham, S. Farrell, D. Pringle, D. Swinbanks, N. Wielbo, S. Rodgerson, C. Fairbairn, S. Maxwell-Smith, F. Tough, W. McClymont, W. McAllister, Robt Cook. Reps: D. Mackenzie, C. Monks.
Referee - A. Kirk (Melrose)