Falkirk 7 - Selkirk 43
Selkirk travelled to Sunnyside keen to do the double
over the homsters after last season’s reverses. The visitors were missing a few first team regulars in the pack,
giving a number of ‘ A ‘ team players a chance to show their worth in the senior side.
The game started with Falkirk putting a lot of pressure on the Selkirk goal line, however after 8 minutes Darren
Clapperton ran the ball from his own 22 metre line and scored an uncovered try. The visiting backline were in fine
form with further tries in the first half coming from wingers Josh Welsh, Frazer Anderson and fullback Stevie Hamilton.
Arron McColm converting two of them.With the Selkirk backs running the ball at every occasion the home back line
could not cope with their pace and strength.
The only score in the game from Falkirk came after 25minutes , a mistake in defence allowed their number 8 to plunder
the ball a stroll in under the posts for a converted try .
Half time score Falkirk 7 Selkirk 24.
Selkirk continued the pressure in the second half and after 10 minutes Stevie Hamilton scored his second try of
the day ,Clapperton making the inroads to the line and then offloading to Hamilton, Arron McColm was successful
with the conversion.
Josh Welsh was next to score when he took off on a run from inside his own half and finished off by scoring an
unconverted try in the corner.
Arron McColm finished off the scoring by breaking the home back line and scoring under the posts ,converted by
Best for Selkirk were man of the match Darren Clapperton, Stevie Hamilton with Max Gordon and James Bett in the