Selkirk ‘A’ 50, Livingston 2nds 3

Selkirk ‘A’ bandwagon continues to roll

SELKIRK ‘A’ continue to set the pace in National 2nd XV League Division Four East, notching an impressive victory over Livingston 2nds at The Haugh on Saturday. The on-song Souters have now racked up a total of 26 tries in their last three matches.
Star of Saturday’s triumph was evergreen utility player Duncan Lawson, who is enjoying a new lease of life under the tutelage of coach Brian Cassidy, and scored a hat-trick of tries to put the home team firmly in the driving seat.

Duncan Lawson - hat-trick of tries for Selkirk.

Being an ex-Standard Bearer, the 35-year-old centre is well used to upholding the town’s honour, and on this kind of form could ensure Selkirk ‘A’ will go through the league campaign with their playing record unsullied and untarnished.
Wing Craig Hunter, who is growing in confidence with each passing week, helped himself to a brace of tries, while other touchdowns came from centre Gary Lyall and scrum-half Davy Reive. Fly-half Mark Easson completed the scoring with six conversions and a penalty.
This weekend Selkirk face their toughest challenge of the season to date, when Grangemouth 2nds pay a visit to Philiphaugh. The Glensburgh team are likely to be the Borderers’ most serious challengers for promotion, and will provide a yardstick by which to measure just how good the unbeaten Philiphaugh side really are.

SELKIRK ‘A’ — D. Hulme, T. Cove (rep. N. Brown), G. Lyall, D. Lawson, C. Hunter, M. Easson, D. Reive, D. Lithgow, G. Rees, G. Ruthven, J. Pretswell (rep. W. Gentleman), C. Kemp, R. Crockatt, B. Hoggan.