SPIRITED DISPLAY BY SELKIRK ‘A’ SEES TEAM END
2013 ON A WINNING NOTE
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
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