Selkirk ‘A’ 45, Jed-Forest 2nds 8


LEFT - Callum Turnbull leads the charge for Selkirk ‘A’ during Thursday night’s game against Jed 2nds. RIGHT - Selkirk captain Craig MacDougall touches down the first of his two tries.

LEFT – Eddie Turner gets airborne at a line-out. RIGHT – Selkirk scrum-half Scott Tough shouts instructions to his forwards, as referee Grant Denholm prepares to award the home side a penalty. [Photos: Bryan Johnson]

A STRONG team performance saw Selkirk ‘A’ register a convincing seven-try victory over Jed-Forest 2nds in last Thursday’s Border 2nd XV Cup fixture under the Philiphaugh floodlights.

The only disappointment for the home team came in the 38th minute, when hooker Ruairi Wilson was shown a red card by the referee following a bout of fisticuffs between the two sets of players. Bruce Riddell was switched to hooker for the remainder of the game. Despite being down to 14 men, Selkirk still managed to score three tries in the second half to put the result beyond doubt.

Home skipper Craig MacDougall led from the front throughout, scoring a brace of tries and having a hand in another. Selkirk’s remaining tries came from Callum McEwan, Lewis MacLennan, Rory Banks, Ruairi Wilson and Kieran Monks. Banks added five conversions, taking his season’s points tally to 62.

Ahead 26-3 at halftime, Selkirk were once again well served by young prop Callum Turnbull, who continues to grow in confidence with each match. Meanwhile fellow teenager Scott McClymont made an equally big impact when coming off the bench, with Alan Lambie a driving force in both set-piece and broken play.

Behind the scrum, Lewis MacLennan and Rory Banks both proved highly effective runners, continually breaking the gain line and off-loading to their supporting team-mates.

SELKIRK - C. McEwan, H. Aynsley, L. MacLennan, C. MacDougall, K. Monks, R. Banks, S. Tough, C. Turnbull, R. Wilson, C. Elliot, A. Lambie, E. Turner, M. Robertson, S. Nixon, S. McDonald. Replacements: B. Riddell, T. Walling, S. McClymont, W. McClymont.

Referee – Grant Denholm (Border RRS).