Hillhead-Jordanhill 2nds 15, Selkirk ‘A’ 45


SCHOOL OF HARD KNOX. Selkirk ‘A’ stand-off Darren Knox clears his lines in Saturday’s 45-15 win over

Hillhead-Jordanhill 2nds at Hughenden, watched by Sean Nixon (left) and Willie McClymont.

DESPITE getting off to a slow start at Hughenden on Saturday, Selkirk ‘A’ eventually ran out convincing winners to consolidate their fourth spot in BT Reserve League National 2.

The most pleasing aspect of the match was the return to the side after injury of utility threequarter Callum McEwan. Starting out at full-back but switching to scrum-half after just 10 minutes, the talented youngster gave a five-star display, scoring a hat-trick of tries to take his tally for the ‘A’ XV this season to 13.

The Selkirk pack played well throughout, and the visitors’ strategy of attacking from every area of the field had their hosts backpedalling for long periods of the match. Even yellow cards to Mitch Utteridge and Jordan McGowan in the second half couldn’t put a dent in the visitors’ dominance.

Try scorers for Selkirk were Callum McEwan (3), Bruce Riddell, Sean Nixon and Darren Knox, with Selkirk also being awarded a penalty try. Knox added four conversions and Craig Bruce one.
Selkirk’s ‘Man of the Match’ award went to Callum McEwan.

SELKIRK - C. McEwan, K. Monks, D. Swinbanks, H. Aynsley, L. Martin, D. Knox, R. Purves, K. Thomson, R. Wilson, B. Riddell, M. Utteridge,  J. Turnbull, W. McClymont, S. Nixon, R. Cook. Replacements: S. Mackay, C. Bruce, J. McGowan.

DYNAMIC DOUGIE. Selkirk centre Douglas Swinbanks sets off on another blistering run at the Hills defence, with team-mate Callum McEwan clearly liking what he sees!

THE REAL MACKAY. Prop Sam Mackay prepares to hand off a Hillhead-Jordanhill opponent, while Selkirk team-mate Darren Knox stands by to lend support. [Photos: LESLEY BRUCE]