Selkirk 'A' have final say against
Aberdeenshire's 'Super Twas'
BOTH teams contributed to a highly entertaining
and free-flowing friendly fixture at Woodside on Saturday, with the visitors securing victory thanks to a brilliant
try by lock Jan Gauché in the final quarter of the match.
The home team - nicknamed the 'Super Twas' - took the lead through a try by Liam Barrie, but Selkirk hit back when
full-back Jim Ross burst through the middle to score under the posts, adding the conversion for good measure.
Selkirk increased their lead thanks to a fine solo score by skipper Fraser Jack, who broke up the right touchline
before cutting inside to touch down near the posts. Ross' conversion put Selkirk 14-5 ahead. Just before the interval
Aberdeenshire No. 8 Mike Fortheningham scored a try, with Graham Ferguson converting to make the halftime score
14-12 to Selkirk.
Ten minutes after the interval the home side regained the lead thanks to a try from fly-half Ferguson, but Selkirk
sealed victory with a mesmerising score which saw the ball pass through the hands of almost every visiting player,
with the touchdown eventually being scored by South African lock Jan Gauché - his first for the club. Ross
added the conversion.
Selkirk's most impressive performer was No. 8 John Everitt, with back row colleagues Callum Johnston and Scott
McDonald also turning in fine displays. This Saturday (Feb. 2) Selkirk 'A' take on Jed-Forest 2nds in a rearranged
league fixture at Riverside Park (2pm kick-off).
SELKIRK: J. Ross, C. Davies, M. Jaffray, J. Hendrie, R. Henderson, R. Nixon, F. Jack, B. Reid, S. Rodgerson, R.
Edwards, J. Gauché, K. Connor, C. Johnston, S. McDonald, J. Everitt.
John Everitt - Selkirk's
best player on the day.