STIRLING SIDE ARE TOO MUCH FOR SOUTERS AS THEY ARE BEATEN AWAY FROM HOME



STIRLING 52, SELKIRK 12

SELKIRK 1st XV were well and truly put through their paces in Saturday's game where they faced a strong Stirling side, and were ultimately disappointed to come away with a loss.

Stirling started the first half very well, scoring two tries in 10 minutes. The first try came from their centre Griggs, converted by fullback Jonny Hope, and the second was touched down by their winger Simpson, which Hope then converted again.

Stirling didn't let up after this though, as their forwards put the ball down for both the third and fourth try after some good line-out play. Hope converted one of these, leaving Selkirk trailing at half-time 26-0.

Unfortunately the second half started off just as bad for Selkirk, as they conceded a further two tries. Both of these tries came, again, from their forwards who were dominating the forward exchanges.

These two tries seemed to finally spur Selkirk on, as scrum-half Mikey Davies dived under the posts for Selkirk's first try of the match. South African stand-off Dashton Wellman then converted.

Stirling retaliated quickly though, scoring against the run of play. Selkirk however, determined not to give up yet, scored an unconverted try through Angus Duckett to take their score into double figures. Despite this last show of courage from the Selkirk squad, Stirling had the last word by scoring the final try of the game to take their point haul over the 50 mark.

Selkirk's man of the match was Angus Duckett.

The 1st XV will now be looking to get back to their winning ways, with their next match against Heriots FP at Philiphaugh on Saturday, September 12th.

SELKIRK: J. Welsh, L. MacLennan, C. Gregory-Ring, C. MacDougall, S. Palomares Lloret, D. Wellman, M. Davies, K. Cooney, J. Bett, C. Graur, Y. Hartzenberg, S. McDonald, E. MacDougall, A. Duckett, C. Marshall. Replacements: R. Wilson, D. Byrne, M. Gordon, R. Nixon, S. Hendrie.