Dundee HSFP 29 Selkirk 10

Third division champs sink sub-par Selkirk

ON paper at least, Saturday’s rescheduled Combined Tournament fixture against Dundee at Mayfield gave Selkirk a good chance of notching their first away victory of the season. However, despite leading 10-3 at halftime, and with the elements behind them in the second period, Selkirk failed to press home their advantage, leaving the division three champions clear-cut winners.
With Selkirk’s scrum under all kinds of pressure, the visitors were never able to establish any kind of platform up front. The absence of Darren Hoggan and Alister Heatlie clearly didn’t help matters, but by any yardstick this was another hugely disappointing performance by the Philiphaugh side, who have now lost four successive matches.
The only bright spot for the Philiphaugh men in Saturday’s game was the try scored by skipper Cammy Cochrane, who is starting to look more like his old self with each game he plays. Selkirk’s other points came from the boot of Guy Blair, who landed a conversion and a dropped goal.
This Saturday’s home fixture against Ross High will be Kiwi threequarter’s last match in a Selkirk jersey this season, and the Selkirk team is going to have to raise their game 100 per cent if they are going to have any chance of ensuring the club’s popular development officer can at least have the satisfaction of a victorious send-off.

SELKIRK — S. Murdoch, A. Jamieson, C. Cochrane, S. Tomlinson M. Jaffray, G. Blair, F. Jack, J. McDonald, P. Lyons, G. Ruthven, M. Barnett, D.Jackson, A. Stevenson, W. Gentleman. Replacements (all used) - C. Hunter, D. Lithgow, M. Denham, M. de Franck.

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