......Peebles 2nds 22 ....Selkirk 2nds 3.

2nds bring curtain down on season with tough display against Peebles

IN their final 15-a-side match of the season, Selkirk 2nds put up a gutsy, but ultimately fruitless, performance against their Peebles counterparts at The Gytes on Tuesday night. Playing into a bitingly cold wind in the first half, Selkirk's early efforts were rewarded by a finely judged penalty kick from the boot of scrum-half Michael McVie.
From then on the visitors found themselves forced on to the back foot by a more physical Peebles team, who scored a brace of tries to take a 15-3
half-time lead. The home side added another after the break to run out comfortable winners.
Special mention must go to Selkirk fly-half Tim Cove, who has decided to hang up his boots, for a typically fearless display in defence and for selling the most outrageous dummies of the night. It was also good to see Fraser Jack back in action after his five-week injury lay-off with a bruised sternum, while veteran prop Scott McColm hung tough for the full80 minutes, as did the whole Selkirk team.

BREATHING SPACE. Both teams get some temporary respite from the action as the scrums prepare to lock horns.