UNDERSTRENGTH SELKIRK ‘A’ ARE NO MATCH FOR POWERFUL EDINBURGH ACCIES 2nds TEAM

Selkirk ‘A’ skipper Liam Cassidy takes the game to Edinburgh Accies 2nds in Saturday’s game at Philiphaugh.

Lock forward Declan Broatch finds himself sandwiched between two opposition forwards on Saturday.

Selkirk ‘A’s Ruaridh Murray does his best to break through the Accies’ defence.

[Photos – GRANT KINGHORN PICS]

SELKIRK ‘A’ 0, EDINBURGH ACCIES 2nds 55

DESPITE sustained pressure from the home team, it was Accies who broke upfield to score an unconverted try through prop Edward Stuart.
This was quickly followed by another from number eight Alistair Wood, who had an excellent game throughout.
The young Souters continued to attack through forwards Andrew Cochrane and Peter Forrest, but couldn’t find a way past the Accies defence, making the halftime score 10-0 to the visitors.
The young Philiphaugh side again tired in the second half, conceding tries from Max Wallace and a brace from hooker Samuel Taylor. James Gordon’s conversions made the score 36-0.
Selkirk stand-off Thomas Martin was still managing to find a few gaps in the Accies’ defence, while Sam Cockburn continues to show maturity and improve week by week.
Despite hard graft from Declan Broatch and Jamie Turnbull, the Accies’ try line remained out of bounds.
Tries by Duncan Moynan, Ben Grainger and winger Torquil Macleod completed the scoring, keeping the Souters at the bottom of Tennent’s East Reserve League Division 1.
“Injuries have plagued the whole of the club this season,” said player-coach David Cassidy after the game, “and this always has a detrimental effect on the ‘A’ XV.
“We’ll regroup and work on several issues on Tuesday and continue to battle on. That’s the Selkirk way - never give up.”
SELKIRK – S. Cockburn, A. Cairney, D. Cassidy, A. Penman, A. Davidson, T. Martin, R. Legge, M. Francis, R. McFadzen, R. Reilly, D. Broatch, P. Forrest, L. Cassidy, J. Turnbull, A. Cochrane. Replacements: M. Stanners, L. Edwards, R. Murray, M. Mackay, A. Hewat, K. McGregor.

Referee – C. Forrest (Biggar).

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