Duns 2nds 5, Selkirk Stormers 78


Scott McClymont – outstanding display for the Stormers.

SATURDAY’S RBS Reserve League East 2 game between Duns 2nds and Selkirk Stormers at The Hardens went ahead despite a last-minute concern over player numbers - a combination of late call-offs and 1st XV call-ups meaning Duns could only muster 12 players.

However, Waters the Butchers duo Adam Nichol and Colin Heatlie showed they were a cut above the rest by kindly volunteering to pull on Duns jerseys for the afternoon, as did Stormers’ evergreen team manager Donny Mackenzie, allowing the match to go ahead as planned.

The visitors immediately stamped their authority on proceedings with a quick try by prop Chris Fairbairn, and thereafter Stormers turned up the heat to run in a barrow-load of tries. The game was eventually halted by mutual consent 15 minutes early with the score 78-5 in Selkirk's favour.

While it would be unfair to single out any one player for special mention, Stormers flanker Scott McClymont emerged as the visitors’ ‘man of the match’. He ferreted away to secure turnover ball time and time again, showing he’s definitely got what it takes to progress up through the Philiphaugh ranks. Meanwhile Ben Purves’ two tries took his tally for the season to 20.

Stormers’ try scorers - Fairbairn, David Cassidy (2), Ben Purves (2), David Purves, Chris Sanders, Scott McClymont, Bob Wilkinson, John Graham, Jordan Lunt and Gary Lyall. Conversions were added by Blair (7), Purves and Lyall.

STORMERS – D. Cassidy, J. Graham, D. Purves, B. Wilkinson, G. Lyall, C. Sanders, G. Blair, B. Purves, C. Fairbairn, J. Stephen, E. Robbie, A. Hain, J. Turnbull, J. Lunt, S. McClymont, W. McClymont, R. Cook.