Glasgow Hawks 2nds 40, Selkirk ‘A’ 7


SELKIRK travelled to face RBS Reserve League National 1 leaders Glasgow Hawks at Old Anniesland on Saturday, knowing they would face an extremely challenging afternoon. In fact the game turned out to be evenly contest until the final 20 minutes, when Hawks scored four tries to put the result beyond doubt.

The city team certainly didn’t have things their own way in a hard-fought first half, which saw the Philiphaugh men score a try just before the interval through lock Eddie Turner, converted by Callum McColm, making the halftime score Glasgow Hawks 2nds 15, Selkirk ‘A’ 7.

The strength and fitness of the Hawks players proved the decisive factor after the break, and as the game entered its final quarter the home team scored four unconverted tries to give them the bonus point victory they needed to stay on course for the title.

The young Selkirk players all stuck manfully to their task throughout a full-blooded contest, and it was pleasing to see a number of players successfully coming back from injury, notably Lee Kibble, Callum McColm, Scott MacDonald and teenager Connall Grieve.

However, during the course of the match the visitors sustained injuries to hooker Ruairi Wilson (staved thumb) and number eight John Everitt, who took a knock to his neck. They were replaced by Scott McDonald (with Bruce Riddell switching to hooker) and Colin Anderson. Full time score: Glasgow Hawks 2nds 40, Selkirk ‘A’ 7.

Selkirk’s ‘man of the match’ award went to young Scott McClymont, who had an outstanding game in the loose.

SELKIRK ‘A’ – C. McColm, A. Scott, A. Given , L. MacLennan, C. Grieve, C. MacDougall, S. Tough, C. Elliott, R. Wilson, B. Riddell, E. Turner, J. Turnbull, M. Robertson, , S. McClymont, J. Everitt. Replacements: W. McClymont, L. Kibble, S. McDonald, C. Anderson.