Walkerburn 7, Selkirk ‘A’ 62

Selkirk ‘A’ on top at Caberston

Glyn Owen — hat -trick of tries for Selkirk.

BOTH sides showed plenty of commitment in Saturday’s friendly fixture at Caberston, but in the end it was the visitors’ greater all-round experience and pace behind the scrum which proved the deciding factors.
Despite several regulars being absent at ‘A’ team stalwart Duncan Lawson’s wedding, Selkirk still managed to field a strong team as they build towards this weekend’s crucial National 2nd XV League match at Grangemouth.
The Philiphaugh men scored a total of 10 tries (the fifth occasion they have managed to get into double figures this season), with wing Glyn Owen (alias the ‘Welsh Wizard’) stealing the show with a well taken hat-trick of tries.
Other tries came from Selkirk Veterans’ 47-year-old hooker Mike Lemmon, and also from Allen Jamieson (2), Tim Cove, Marcus Barnett, David Cassidy and Darren Hulme. Gary Lyall completed the scoring with a total of six conversions.
Selkirk supporters will be be pleased to learn that Ryan Crockatt came through his comeback game unscathed, while ex-1st XV prop John McDonald
also performed well as he bids to build up his fitness after recently returning to the Borders from a six-month spell of work in the south of England.

SELKIRK ‘A’ — D. Hulme, G. Owen, G. Lyall, D. Cassidy, A. Jamieson, T. Cove, M. McVie, J. McDonald, M. Lemmon, G. Ruthven, R. Conway, M.
Barnett, K. Connor, N. Purves, R. Crockatt.