BOTH teams deserve medals for braving Saturday afternoon’s
deluge to get this Borders District Cup fixture played, especially since neither side can progress beyond the pool
stage of the competition. Even more satisfying perhaps, was the fact that both sides took the opportunity to blood
a number of semi-junior players in the match. Selkirk fielded no fewer than six Youth Club representatives, while
’Quins had selected a similar number of teenagers drawn from the PSA and Wanderers ranks.
Making light of the atrocious conditions, Selkirk put the first points on the board with a Gary Lyall penalty,
and midway the trough the half the Selkirk centre converted a try by wing Neil Brown (his 16th for Selkirk ‘A’
Just before the interval Lyall crossed for the home team’s second try, making the halftime score 15-0.
With conditions deteriorating still further, Selkirk sealed the result with a try from young flanker Greig Hancock,
converted by Lyall, while ’Quins had the final say just before full-time when their old warhorse Mick Robertson
powered his way over for the game’s fifth and final try.
SELKIRK ‘A’ — D. Cassidy, N. Brown,
G. Lyall, J. Hendrie, T. Walling, M. Easson, A. Jamieson, J. Stephens, D. Lithgow, H. Macdonald, G.
Patterson, S. Paton, D. Gray, G. Hancock, T. Cove. Replacements (all used): G. Craig, G. Fairbairn, B. Hoggan,
Gary Lyall — personal haul of 12 points