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)