SELKIRK ‘A’ YOUNGSTERS EARN BONUS
POINT AFTER ANOTHER SPIRITED DISPLAY
DESPITE finishing on the wrong end of this close-fought
BT Reserve League National 2 fixture against G.H.A. 2nds at Braidholm on
Saturday, the young Selkirk ‘A’ players again put up a spirited display against bigger and more experienced opponents.
Scott McDonald –
‘man of the match’ for Selkirk ‘A’.
“It was another solid performance from the boys,” Selkirk coach Fraser Jack said after the match, “and the whole
squad’s commitment couldn’t be faulted. A couple of lapses in concentration allowed them score a try in each half,
but the result could have gone either way.”
The game took place in wet and windy conditions, which made handling especially difficult. Selkirk’s pack stuck
in well against a very physical home eight, while the visiting threequarters also pulled out all the stops in attack
G.H.A. took an early 10-0 lead from a converted try and penalty, before Selkirk full-back reduced the deficit with
a penalty just before the interval to make the halftime score G.H.A. 10, Selkirk 3.
After the break the city team stretched their lead to 15-3 with another try, before newcomer Scott Marshall scored
a couple of good tries for Selkirk after coming on as a replacement on the left wing for Lewis Martin. This brought
the score to 15-13, but G.H.A. had the final say by kicking a late penalty.
The young Souters were well worth their losing bonus, and currently sit fourth equal in the league table alongside
Cartha Queens Park 2nds. Selkirk’s Man of the Match was number eight Scott McDonald.
SELKIRK – J. Elliot, L. Martin, A. Lyall, R. Purves, D. Swinbanks, C. McEwan, S. Tough, K. Thomson, B. Riddell,
M. Waldron, J. Turnbull, R. Cook, S. McClymont, S. McDonald, J. Everitt. Replacements: C. Bruce, J. Stephen, S.