UNDERSTRENGTH SELKIRK ‘A’ TEAM FINDS HAMILTON
2nds A HOT HANDFUL
LEFT – Selkirk ‘A’
skipper Scott McDonald goes on the attack in Saturday’s BT Reserve League match against Hamilton 2nds at Laigh
Bent. RIGHT – Callum Turnbull contests line-out possession. [Photos: LESLEY BRUCE]
A SOLID first half by Selkirk ‘A’ saw the Philiphaugh
side stay within touching distance of BT Reserve League National 2 frontrunners Hamilton 2nds at Laigh Bent on
With five minutes to go to the interval the score was 19-10 in the home side’s favour, but a fourth Hamilton try
right on the halftime whistle seemed to take the wind out of the visitors’ sails, and with errors beginning to
creep into Selkirk’s game after the break, the result was never in doubt.
Selkirk’s two first half tries were scored by hooker Stuart Forrest, while the visitors’ try after the break came
from skipper Scott McDonald following a quickly taken tap penalty on the Hamilton 22-metre line. Jack Elliot added
Both Selkirk’s replacements were used, Jimmy Stephen replacing Kieran Thomson after 45 minutes, while Chris Sanders
came on for Kyle Stillie five minutes later.
Thanks go to Callum Turnbull for filling in at lock, to Ross Purves for taking over at scrum-half and to Scott
Tough for moving to stand-off. A special thank-you also goes to Bert Robertson for kindly agreeing to drive the
SELKIRK – C. Bruce, K. Stillie, J. Elliot, A. Given, L. Martin, S. Tough, R. Purves, K. Thomson, S. Forrest, K.
Ramage, J. Turnbull, C. Turnbull, S. McClymont, M. Robertson, S. McDonald. Replacements: .J Stephen, C. Sanders.