Haddington 2nds 51, Selkirk Stormers 7

Early breakthrough not enough for Stormers, as Haddington call the shots

STORMERS got off to their best start of the season in Saturday's Border Farm Feeds Championship match against Haddington 2nds at Neilson Park, going 7-6 up after 20 minutes thanks to a try and conversion by stand-off Craig Monks.

However, this was the signal for the home team to pick up their game, and just before the interval Haddington crossed for two tries, making the halftime score 18-7 in Haddington's favour.

The visitors couldn't find any way to get through Haddington's solid defence in the second half, and the East Lothian side took advantage of some tired legs and bodies in the Stormers team to score five unanswered tries to settle the result.

Best players for Selkirk were Matt Robertson, who looked more at home in his preferred back row position, scrum-half Derek McFadzen and the ever industrious Mark Dogan.

STORMERS: G. Guthrie, A. Wheelans, P. Smith, J. Graham, M. Cockburn, C. Monks, D. McFadzen, C. Henderson, S. Rodgerson, C. Wood, C. Fairbairn, C. Ward, K. Reid, M. Robertson, M. Dogan. Replacements: C. Wildig, D. Mackenzie, C. Bruce.