Selkirk Stormers 5, Heriots FP 3rds 39


SILVER LINING. SRU president Donald Macleod presents the RBS Reserve League East 2 winners shield to Selkirk Stormers player Robert Cook and team-mates prior to Saturday's game against Heriots at Philiphaugh.

Lindsay Carrick takes on the Heriot’s pack single-handed. [Photos: GRANT KINGHORN]

MISSING several regulars who were called up to bolster the ‘A’ XV’s depleted ranks, table-topping Selkirk Stormers found Heriot’s FP 3rds too hot to handle in Saturday's RBS Reserve League East 2 game at Philiphaugh.

It was the city side's pacy threequarters who did the most damage, helping the visitors race to a 29-0 halftime lead to effectively put the result beyond the league champions’ reach. Selkirk's only points in the second half came from a try by Robert Cook.

Selkirk's players had the consolation of knowing they couldn’t be caught by any of their rivals in the league, and received the East 2 shield from SRU president Donald Macleod before kick-off. Best home team performers on the day were lock forward Adam Nichol and flanker David Purves.

Ewen Robbie picked up a knee knock after 15 minutes and was replaced by Donny Mackenzie, while Lindsay Carrick was replaced by Chris Kemp in the first half, but returned later in the second half.

STORMERS K. Monks, B. Amos, N. Brown, D. Swinbanks, J. Graham, G. Lyall, C. Sanders, J. Stephen, E. Robbie, C. Fairbairn, A. Nichol, L. Carrick, D. Purves, R. Cook, J. Lunt. Replacements: D. Mackenzie, C. Kemp.

Referee – Michael Scouler (Earlston).