Selkirk Stormers 49, Linlithgow 2nds 0


LEFT – Selkirk Stormers lock forward Jordan Lunt dives through a sea of bodies to score a try in Saturday’s 49-0 win over Linlithgow 2nds. RIGHT – Willie McClymont (centre), John Graham (right) and John Everitt (No.6) combine to halt a Linlithgow attack.

LEFT – Stormers prop Chris Fairbairn is held up over the line by a clutch of Linlithgow players. RIGHT – John Everitt dives over for another Selkirk try, watched by team-mates Scott Tomlinson (left) and Robert Cook. [Photos: GRANT KINGHORN]

THIS was another five-star display by a fast-improving Selkirk Stormers team at Philiphaugh on Saturday, inflicting a first defeat of the season on RBS Reserve League East 2 leaders Linlithgow 2nds. The win preserves the Stormers’ unbeaten record, and puts them in pole position in the promotion hunt.

“The boys gave another hugely committed performance,” Stormers coach Brian Cassidy said after the match, “and once again the key to the win was the willingness of every player in the team to support and work for each other.

“We’ve now got a lot more structure to our game, and having this shape allows us to execute moves and create some real pressure on the opposition. It’s a pleasure working with such a committed bunch of boys, and the fact so many of them are now training regularly at the club is making a big difference.”

Skipper Guy Blair again led from the front, kicking two penalties and converting four of Selkirk’s seven tries, while Chris Fairbairn, Gary Lyall and John Everitt all turned in strong performances.

Try scorers for the home team were Neil Brown (2), David Purves, John Graham, Jordan Lunt, John Everitt and Craig Monks.

STORMERS – N. Brown, G. Lindsay, D. Purves, G. Lyall, J. Graham, G. Blair, M. Jaffray, C. Fairbairn, C. Heatlie, C. Turnbull, J. Lunt, S. Renwick, J. Everitt, W. McClymont, R. Cook. Replacements: C. Monks, F. Watt, S. Tomlinson, L. Carrick, J. Stephen, A. Nichol, A. Hain.

Referee – Ronnie Dumma.