Selkirk ‘A’ eventually overcome the ’Burn

Selkirk ‘A’ 31, Walkerburn 17

AHEAD 17-14 at the interval, Walkerburn pushed their Selkirk opponents all the way in Saturday’s friendly at Philiphaugh. Ex-Philiphaugh player Bruce Anderson steadied Walkerburn with a solid performance at fly-half, and the visitors’ well drilled team showed just how far the Caberston club has come since its very existence was in doubt just over a year ago.
The home side’s fortunes were boosted by a dazzling debut from Welsh newcomer Glyn Owens, who notched a brace of tries, the second of which came at a cost after the winger suffered a facial cut in the act of scoring.
Selkirk’s other tries came from centre Jim Bayfield (2) and full-back Darren Hulme, with fly-half Gary Lyall adding three conversions for good measure.
This Saturday the Selkirk ‘A’ team continues its quest to secure the National 2nd XV League Division Four East title, when Ross High 2nds will provide the opposition at Philiphaugh.

SELKIRK ‘A’ — D. Hulme, T. Walling, J. Bayfield, D. Anderson, G. Owens, G. Lyall, M. Easson, G. Kinghorn (rep. L. Carrick), G. Rees, A. Johnston, D. Lithgow, M. Barnett (rep. R. Conway), J. Pretswell, H.McDonald (rep. A. Bell), B. Hoggan.