Selkirk ‘A’ 74, Ross High 2nds 7

Selkirk ‘A’ do the business

Tom Walling — came off bench to score two tries

THIS was a much improved display by Selkirk ‘A’, who stepped up their promotion push in National 2nd XV League Division Four East with an industrious 10-try victory over Ross High 2nds at Philiphaugh on Saturday.
Ahead 25-7 at the break, a few words of wisdom from coaches Brian Cassidy and Darren Hoggan during the halftime interval saw the home team step a gear and leave the visitors reeling on the ropes.
Utility threequarter Neil Brown exploited the wide open spaces created by half-backs Reive and Easson to notch a hat-trick of tries, while flanker Jim Ross and replacement wing Tom Walling each crossed for a brace of touchdowns — the latter player making an immediate impact when coming off the bench for the final 15 minutes of the match.
Selkirk’s other try scorers were Duncan Lawson, Marcus Barnett and David Reive, with Mark Easson racking up a personal haul of 24 points from two penalties and eight conversions.
This Saturday sees the ‘A’ XV play another home league fixture, this
time against Carlisle 2nds.

SELKIRK ‘A’ — D. Lawson, D. Hulme, T. Cove, B. Armstrong, N. Brown, M. Easson, D. Reive, A. Johnston, G. Rees, H. McDonald, D. Lithgow, K. Connor, M. Barnett , B. Hoggan, J. Ross. Replacements (all used): C. Paterson, C. Kemp, C. Lightfoot, G. Owen, T. Walling, I. Purves.