HSFP RFC 34, Selkirk 14
It was a
Selkirk side missing a number of
first team regulars who took to
the pitch at Mayfield to face a
Dundee HSFP team who had, to the
surprise of many, struggled in the
opening games of the Tennentís
National One season, although an
away win against fellow strugglers
Cartha Queens Park the previous
week would no doubt have boosted
the home teamís confidence.
Selkirk were under the cosh from
the whistle and succumbed to
Dundeeís pressure before the 5th
minute of the game had passed.
Selkirk cleared a line out in
their own 22 only to see Duncan
McIntyre finish off a flowing move
from the home side. The try was
easily converted by Scouler,
giving Dundee an early 7 point
Selkirk soaked up the Dundee
pressure and on the 17th minute
turned the tables when Andrew
McColm, making an impressive first
team debut, crossed over for his
first senior try. Rory Banks
slotted the conversion to take the
extras and tie the game at 7-7.
A resurgent Dundee side re-took
the lead after 25 minutes when
McIntyre crossed over for his
second of the day, only to see the
conversion missed and the
advantage held at 5 points. 12-7.
The last minutes of the first half
saw some sustained Selkirk
pressure in the home teamís half,
which was finished off by Peter
Forrest. Banks converted to take
the half time score to Dundee HSFP
12 Selkirk 14.
Dundee made a couple of changes at
the break and the second half
belonged to the home side who
scored 22 unanswered points, with
scores from Farquhar, Díeath and
Hall, with the extras being added
The game wasn't as unbalanced as
the score suggests. Selkirk had
their fair share of the ball but
failed to make any inroads against
a well drilled Dundee defence.
Several young players made their
senior debuts including Andrew
McColm Matthew Francis and Derry
Alexander and all showed up well .
Team: B. Riddell, P. Forrest, J.
Anderson, A. Renwick, A. McKay, A.
McColm, S. McClymont, S. Nixon, S.
Tough, R. Banks, R. Hamilton, R.
Nixon, D. Cassidy, F. Anderson, D.
Replacements: R. Cook, D.
Alexander, M. Francis, L. Martin,