NO SILVER LINING FOR ‘A’ XV AT
GOLDENACRE, AS HOT HERIOT’S FP CALL THE SHOTS
Man of the match:
DESPITE putting up stiff resistance to a bigger
and more physical Heriot’s 2nd XV throughout Saturday’s RBS Reserve League National 1 game at Goldenacre, Selkirk
‘A’ passed the point of no return early in the second half when two home tries in the space of 10 minutes put the
result beyond doubt.
Trailing 10-0 at halftime, the visitors were forced on to the defensive for long periods of the match, but showed
commendable spirit in their first-time tackling and refusal to let the floodgates open. Scrum-half Michael McVie
led by example in this regard, with fellow backs Andrew Given and Jason Hendrie also showing up well, while full-back
Josh Welsh’s booming line kicks helped keep the city side at bay.
The only reward for all this effort by Selkirk’s players came midway through the second half, when Michael Waldron
powered his way over the line for the visitors’ only try of the afternoon. The prop forward had a particularly
good game, and was later named Selkirk’s ‘man of the match’ by the team’s coaches.
Although Selkirk’s 1st XV does not have a fixture this weekend, Selkirk ‘A’ will travel to Poynder Park on Saturday
for a Border League Cup fixture against Kelso 2nds.
SELKIRK - J. Welsh, T. Walling, A. Given, J. Hendrie, H. Aynsley, C. MacDougall, M. McVie, M. Waldron, R. Purves,
B. Riddell, A. Lambie, J. Everitt, S. Nixon, M. Robertson, S. McDonald. Replacements: S. Tough, B. Purves, S. McClymont,