Cartha Queens Park 25, Selkirk 21

27/01/18

Photos : Grant Kinghorn

Selkirk visited Drumbeck on Saturday for the BT National 1 game against Cartha Queens Park and found the conditions to be difficult with a heavy pitch and a gale force winds.

Selkirk started the game on the back foot, and with only 12 minutes on the clock were 10 points down. through and converted try by their hooker Pinfer after a lineout on the Selkirk line. The visitors fell further behind through a penalty by Burrows when the Selkirk forwards infringed at the break down.
Three minutes later Burrows kicked his second penalty of the match to extend their lead to 13 points.
On the 20 minute mark Cartha' s number eight drove over for a try after a lineout near the Selkirk line when the visitors were reduced to 14 men the the sin binning of Matt Robertson.The try was again succesfully converted by Burrows.

Half time score Cartha Queens Park 20 Selkirk 0.

With the wind at their backs Selkirk started the second half smartly, the move started in the visitors 22 with the ball being spun along the back line allowing Stevie Hamilton to outstrip the home defence touching down to give Arron McColm a simple conversion.
Selkirk kept up the pressure and after 16 minutes prop Luke Pettie barged over from a penalty near the home goal line, again converted by Arron McColm.
Cartha's forwards then took control of the game keeping the ball tight in the pack and after a rolling maul near the Selkirk goal line the ball was fed to their winger allowing him to score in the corner.
Selkirk came back, running the ball at every occasion and were rewarded with a try scored by another Stevie Hamilton converted by McColm. With only 4 points separating the teams the last 20 minutes was end the end rugby,

Cartha holding out for a great 25-21 home win leaving the Souters with a loosing bonus point.