Selkirk Stormers 7, Jed-Forest 'A' 47

Royal Blues hold sway, but Stormers refuse to lie down in hard-fought encounter

DESPITE the scoreline, Selkirk Stormers put up another gutsy performance in Saturday's Border Farm Supplies Championship fixture against a strong Jed-Forest 'A' team at Philiphaugh.

Trailing 26-0 at halftime, the home side managed to register a try of their own in the second half when replacement Gary Guthrie rolled back the years to touch down near the posts, and scrum-half Scott Tough brought out full points with a successful conversion.

The visitors scored seven tries in total, only missing one conversion kick. Special mention must go to the Stormers' front row of Calvin Henderson, Scott Rodgerson and Chris Wildig for a solid display against bigger opponents, while Chris Fairbairn and Connor Ward combined well in the boiler house.

Once again Andy 'Legend' White came off the replacements bench to put in a typically hard shift, while the Stormers were happy to welcome back Private Richard Cook, home on leave and as keen as ever to pull on his rugby boots.

Gary Guthrie - late try showed that you can't beat experience…

STORMERS - B. Anderson, M. Dogan, M. Robertson, D. Purves, J. Graham, M. Cockburn, S. Tough, C. Wildig, S. Rodgerson, C. Henderson, C. Fairbairn, C. Ward, K. Reid, A. Millar, G. Jeffrey. Replacements: W. McClymont, M Barnett, G. Guthrie, A. White, R. Cook.

Referee - R. Adams (Kelso).