Selkirk 21, Musselburgh 16.

3/11/18

Mussselburgh got off to a perfect start ,kicking a penalty in only 4 minutes after a ruck infringement on the Selkirk goal line. Aaron McColm replied within a minute with three points. With the game being evenly contested both sets of forwards giving their all.
Musselburgh were next on the score sheet scoring a penalty kick and a huge drop goal to take their score to nine, in between Selkirk scored an unconverted try by Craig MacDougall after some great inter play between backs and forwards.

Half time score Selkirk 8 Musselburgh 9.
Selkirk started the second half with a bang and were soon in front with another penalty by A McColm .
Musselburgh forwards began to dominant and from a line out near the Selkirk line they drove over for a converted try. From then on the Selkirk side upped their game and with the forwards taking back the advantage, a scrum on the ten metre line saw number eight Ewan MacDougall pick up and drive at the defence before slipping the ball to A McColm to take the over the 22 metre line and then all the way for a try ,which he duly converted. The remainder of the game the young Selkirk side had their tails up and contained Musselburgh to their own half of the field.


Full time score Selkirk 21 Musselburgh 16.


MOM for Selkirk was a hard decision for the Selkirk coaching staff and Callum McColm making a great return to first team rugby and always keeping the defence honest.

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