Selkirk 2nd XV 30 Haddington 2nd XV 30
With under a minute on the clock
Duncan Lawson crossed the Haddington line to score in the corner. Mark Easson added the conversion but not long
after that Selkirk's goal-kicker was forced to retire with a hamstring injury. Ewan Hastie replaced him behind
Alistair Heatlie picked up from the scrum to pass the ball to Alan Jamieson. Jamieson got the ball to the "Brigend bullet" Bruce Armstrong who scored under the posts in 20 minutes. Gary Lyall added the goal points.
Haddington hit back after the early set backs with a penalty then Lyall cancelled that out with a shot of his own before Haddington got their second and made it 17-6 at half time.
Not long after the re-start Haddington came on a bit stronger with a converted try then things got worse for Selkirk as the visitors grabbed the initiative and went over again to make it 17-18 and put them in front for the first time.
Gary Guthrie was sent in after some great work by the Selkirk backs then Armstrong found the Haddington try line for the second time to put Selkirk back in the driving seat. The East Lothian lads were not about to give up and they punished Selkirk with a push-over try which their stand-off converted.
Gary Lyall added another penalty to make it 30 points to 25 but in the closing minutes Haddington's determination paid dividends when they went over in the corner to make it all square.
Derek McFadzen the forwards coach for Selkirk was a lot happier with his side's performance this week. "There are still a few niggles to get sorted out but this new side is finally beginning to gel," he said.
" Haddington play in Division 3 East and Selkirk are just beginning their
career move to Division 4 East so this was a good test for the Philiphaugh lads. The Haddington side wished the Souters well in their new league set-up this season.