Livingston 2nds 5, Selkirk ‘A’ 32
Selkirk ‘A’ pull out the stops
DESPITE travelling to Almond Park with an under-strength team, Selkirk ‘A’ showed plenty of character to come away with full points in Saturday’s National 2nd XV League Division Four East game.
Top individual performance of the day came from full-back David Cassidy, who notched a hat-trick of tries (the second time he has achieved such a feat this season) and proved solid in both attack and defence. Special mention must also go to Selkirk Youth Club skipper Jason Hendrie, making his first appearance for the team, who teamed up well with Gary Lyall in the centre.
Ahead 15-0 at the break, Selkirk lost the services of prop Iain Purves with a leg knock in the second half, resulting in the introduction of uncontested scrums. Team manager Douglas ‘Top’ Gunn came on as replacement, while soon afterwards Duncan Lawson replaced flanker Neil Purves.
Apart from Cassidy’s hat-trick, the visitors’ other tries came from Lawson and David Reive, with Lyall adding two conversions and a penalty.
SELKIRK ‘A’ — D. Cassidy, D. Reive,
G. Lyall, J. Hendrie, T. Walling, T.
Cove, M. McVie, I. Purves (rep. D. Gunn), G. Rees, G. Ruthven, R.
Conway, D. Lithgow, N. Purves (rep. D. Lawson), B. Hoggan, K. Connor.
David Cassidy — hat-trick
of tries for Selkirk.