Selkirk ‘A’ 35, Hawick Trades 0
Selkirk ‘A’ harness Trade winds
THE crowd watching Saturday’s friendly between Selkirk ‘A’ and Hawick Trades had the added bonus of seeing one of Scotland’s top professional players take the field for the home team. Having had 20 minutes’ playing time in Edinburgh’s Heineken Cup victory over the Ospreys in Swansea the previous night, former Selkirk player Ally Dickson headed straight back to the Borders to continue his comeback programme with a surprise appearance for the Philiphaugh club’s ‘A’ XV.
Showing no ill-effects from his recent leg injury, Dickson played a full part in the home side’s win, although didn’t manage to get his name on the scoresheet.
He was upstaged in that department by another player recovering from a leg injury, Selkirk win Glyn Owen, who notched a brace of tries in his comeback game and continues to look a player of genuine promise.
Playing with the strong wind at their backs in the first half, Selkirk led 15-0 at the break thanks to tries from Owen, Grant Rees and skipper Bryan Hoggan.
Further tries came at regular intervals in the second half through Michael McVie, Tom Walling, Neil Brown and Owen. No conversions were added.
SELKIRK — N. Brown, G. Owen, T. Cove, A. Dickson, T. Walling, M. McVie, D. Reive, S. McColm (rep. G. Kinghorn), G. Rees, H. Macdonald, A. Bell (rep. R. Conway), A. White, C. Kemp (rep. C. Patterson), B. Hoggan, K.Connor.
Ally Dickson — surprise
appearance in ‘A’ XV.