Gala 17. Selkirk 26. 10/11/18
Gala started the game strongly and with their forwards
dominating the breakdown ,and took the lead at 14 minutes when Keddie kicked a penalty after the Selkirk pack were
caught offside at the breakdown. With Selkirk getting more share of the ball A McColm kicked a similar award to
tie the scores. With the clock at 41minutes Selkirk were dealt a blow when Irvine charged down a clearance kick
to score under the posts ,Keddie kicked the extra points.
Half time score Gala 10 Selkirk 3.
With the second half only 3 minutes
old gala scored another converted try through Jeffrey after a break by Keddie. With 17 points down Selkirk began
to start dominating the set piece and breakdown ,and the forwards giving the back line more quality ball it was
not long before they were on the attack .and after 2 minutes Anderson was the first to go over the line after some
excellent handling by the whole back line.
A line out on the Gala goal line the Selkirk pack caught and drove to and over the line ,Pettie getting the credit.
Selkirk kept the scoreboard ticking over ,McColm kicking another penalty kick to take them to within one points
of their hosts. Clapperton was next to score and put Selkirk in the lead for the first time in the game ,the Selkirk
backs were spinning the ball wide it was only a matter time before the gaps in the gala defence began to appear
,and some great inter play between the McColm ,Welsh Bithray ,Clapperton to allow the later to touch down for another
unconverted try .
Selkirk got their bonus try of the game when new comer Bithray ran in at the corner again after some good handling
from the back line
Final score Gala 17. Selkirk 26.
Selkirks MOM was Ross Nixon