Dunfermline 2nds 3, Selkirk 'A' 20

Selkirk 'A' players walk tall at McKane Park

NOT for the first time, Selkirk's forwards found themselves up against a much bigger pack at McKane Park on Saturday, but a typically resilient display by the unbeaten Souters ensured the Borderers picked up full Division Three points in this National 2nd XV League encounter.

Once again Hawick recruit Darren Vevers played a big part in his new team's victory, his aggression, commitment and ball-carrying skills allowing Selkirk to take the game to their opponents in the loose play exchanges.

Another Selkirk forward to show up well was teenage replacement Scott Rodgerson, who made up for his lack of poundage with a highly impressive all-round display.

However, perhaps the most telling contribution of the afternoon came from Selkirk's experience threequarter Fraser Jack, who kept a cool head throughout the match, and whose probing runs put Dunfermline on the back foot for long periods.

Selkirk took the lead with a Vevers try, converted by Gary Lyall, who also landed a penalty. A similar award to the home team was successfully kicked, making the interval score 10-3 in the visitors' favour.

After the break the Fifers' big pack began to tire, and further tries from Fraser Jack and the visitors' livewire number eight, Richard Cook, put the result beyond doubt. Selkirk have another away fixture this Saturday when they travel to take on Musselburgh.

SELKIRK -, M. Jaffray, G. Fairbairn, F. Jack, G. Lyall, B. Armstrong, G. Craig, M. McVie, G. Ruthven, D. Lithgow, J. Stephens, K. Connor, D. Vevers, N. Brown, G. Hancock, R. Cook. Replacements (all used): M. Rodgerson, S. Rodgerson, S. Jack, P. Cameron.

Fraser Jack - try capped
impressive performance