Grangemouth 2nds 10 Selkirk A 69

Power-pack puts Selkirk ‘A’ on top

ANOTHER five-star display at Glensburgh on Saturday saw Selkirk ‘A’ continue their National 2nd XV League promotion push, while boosting their points differential in the process. Props John Macdonald and Iain Purves were in outstanding form for the visitors, the latter capping his comeback appearance with a typical barnstorming try. The disruption the pair caused to Grangemouth’s scrummage allowed Selkirk to stay on the front foot for almost the whole contest. Another player making his comeback after injury was ex-1st XV skipper Cammy Cochrane, who settled Selkirk’s back division from the fly-half berth and formed a secure link with half-back partner Michael McVie.
The only cloud on the visitors’ horizon appeared in the 20th minute, when centre David Cassidy (who had already crossed for two tries) was forced to leave the field with an ankle injury. His place was taken by the evergreen David Anderson, who showed he had lost of his sparkle by crossing for one of Selkirk’s 11 tries.
Ahead 36-5 at halftime, Selkirk’s other points came from tries by Glyn Owen (3), McVie, Cochrane and Tom Walling, with Gary Lyall adding seven conversions and a try for good measure. Special mention must go to Andrew Johnston, who made a successful return in the second row after being sidelined for almost two months with an arm fracture.

SELKIRK ‘A’ — D. Hulme, G. Owen, G. Lyall, D. Cassidy (rep. D. Anderson 20 mins), T. Walling, C. Cochrane, M. McVie, J. McDonald, G. Rees, I.
Purves, D. Lithgow, A. Johnston, R. Conway R. Crockatt, B. Hoggan.

Iain Purves — fine display
culminated in a try.