Hawick Linden 19 Selkirk 2nd XV 41

For the second week running Selkirk 2nds managed to gain full league points without kicking a ball after Trinity Accies scratched on Friday having failed to raise a team.
If it all goes this way the Souters' decision to move to the Division 4 East League will bring silverware without a struggle and all eyes will be on Perthshire this Saturday to see if they can get fifteen stalwarts to play the game.
In the vacuum Hawick Linden stepped in to give Selkirk a game and manager Douglas Gunn was happy just to watch his men get a run and to keep up match practice.
Gary Lyall opened the scoring for Selkirk with a penalty and there followed tries from Lindsay Carrick, Ewan Hastie and Neil Darling before half time with three conversions from Lyall's boot to make the score at the interval 0-24.
The second half saw Linden come more into play with three tries and two conversions to make it look respectable but further Selkirk touch-downs from Alan Jamieson, (2) and Ewan Hastie rather negated it. Lyall added another conversion to make up Selkirk's total.