SELKIRK ‘A’ PLAYERS BACK TO WINNING WAYS TO MAINTAIN THE TEAM’S 2020 VISION

Selkirk ‘A’ try scorer Jy Griffin battles a Jed-Forest opponent - as well as the elements - on Saturday.

Hitting the heights – skipper Liam Cassidy secures line-out ball, watched by scrum-half Scott Clark.

Lewis Martin manages to get his pass away, despite being collared by his Jed opposite number.


[Photos - GRANT KINGHORN PICS]

Jed-Forest ‘A’ 3, Selkirk ‘A’ 42

BOTH sides contributed to a highly entertaining contest that belied Saturday’s monsoon-like weather conditions gripping Riverside Park.
The visitors’ ability to hold on to possession - reinforced by some siege-gun kicks from fly-half David Cassidy - ultimately proving too potent a combination for a battling Jed side, who never once gave up the fight.
Saturday’s win moves Selkirk ‘A’ up to second spot in the Tennent’s Reserve League East 1 table, keeping the Souters in the frame for a possible play-off place at the end of the league campaign.
The visitors’ openside flanker, Jamie Turnbull, celebrated his return from injury with an outstanding all-round display, while lock forward Derry Alexander also gave a good account of himself after being side-lined since early November by a dislocated finger.
It was Jed who took the lead in only the second minute from a penalty by fly-half Lewis Turnbull, but Selkirk hit back shortly afterwards when No. 8 Robert Cook - yet another player making a comeback after injury – crossed for a try, converted by Scott Clark.
The visitors scored three further tries before halftime through David Cassidy, Matthew Francis and Matthew Brass, all converted by Clark, giving Selkirk a 28-3 interval lead.
Robbie Reilly and Jy Griffin added further tries for the Souters in the second half, both converted by Scott Clark, whose faultless goal-kicking display proved one of the highlights of the afternoon.
JED-FOREST – K. Rowley, S. Davidson, S. Smith, J. Ferguson, T. Balderston, L. Turnbull, R. Douglas, F. Govan, K. Scott, M. Purves, L. Stewart, O. Robertson, J. Dagg, C. Douglas, D. Straker. Replacements: C. Liddle, R. Clarkson, J. Cowan, B. Howe, D. Hunter, A. Bambrick.
SELKIRK – R. Hamilton, M. Brass, J. Griffin, L. Martin, N. Armstrong, D. Cassidy, S. Clark, K. Thomson, M. Francis, R. Reilly, M. Mackay, D. Alexander, L. Cassidy, J. Turnbull, R. Cook. Replacements: P. Smail, M. Haldane, S. Wilson, A. Tennant, C. Young, S. Cockburn.
Referee – Darren Fisher (Hawick).

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