Rugby - Division 4 East

Souters show Fifers how it's done

The Selkirk 2nd side have had a pretty good season so far in this their first year in the Division 4 East set-up and on Saturday at Philiphaugh they showed another of their new opponents a pretty clean pair of heels.
Mark Easson opened the scoring for the Souters in just three minutes with a well placed penalty kick but it took the home side all of twenty minutes to build on that. It was Neil Darling who went for the touch-down after a forwards drive and Easson added the conversion.
Howe of Fife, gathering themselves after this set-back, put in some well worked passing movements which broke the Selkirk defence and rewarded them with a well taken try.
The veteran Selkirk Welsh wizard Tim Cove jinked and dodged his way over for another try which Easson again converted. Easson added another three points to his total just before half time with another penalty to make it 17-5 in the Souters' favour at the turn-around.
Five minutes after the re-start Howe were awarded a penalty and they took full advantage with another kick between the posts before Craig Hunter started the Selkirk second half onslaught twenty minutes into the half with a try.
When Selkirk were awarded a try they decided to run and McVie passed to Hunter who darted in at the corner to double his own personal tally. Next came Duncan Lawson who had replaced Tim Cove. He pierced the Howe of Fife defence with a brilliant dummying move which ended with a try nicely placed for Easson to add the conversion.
John Pretswell ended a pretty positive afternoon for Selkirk with the final try of the match and again Easson added the goal.
Selkirk 2nds have a rest on Saturday as it's an International weekend. (well they were well and truly Coopered on Saturday after beating the Fifers).

Photo : G Kinghorn (ex player)

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