LOSS OF THE MATCH, BUT CERTAINLY
NO LOSS OF FACE FOR BIG-HEARTED SELKIRK ‘A’ PLAYERS
Selkirk no. 8 Declan
Broatch is brought to the ground during Saturday’s match against Heriot’s Blues 2nds.
Scrum-half Ryan Legge prepares to feed the Selkirk ‘A’ threequarter line.
[Photos – KATRINA MARTIN]
HERIOT’S BLUES 2nds 60, SELKIRK ‘A’
ONCE again Goldenacre proved a difficult place
to break the stranglehold of Tennent’s East Reserve League Division 1 leaders Heriot Blues 2nds, with the home
team coming away 60-5 victors.
Heriot’s proved too strong for the Souters in all areas, and 10 tries to one proved a fair assessment of the game.
The return of Polish prop Zen Szwagrzak to the visitors’ ranks was a welcome sight, with scrum-half Scott Tough
also coming back from a long-term injury to pull on the Selkirk jersey once more.
However, despite the scoreline this wasn’t a one-sided affair, with Selkirk’s players showing commendable commitment
throughout the full 80 minutes.
Although up against a physically stronger pack, the Selkirk ’A’ forwards never threw in the towel and in spells
asked questions of the well-drilled Blues eight.
And it was this same spirit that brought about a try in the dying minutes for the Philiphaugh side, with prop Robbie
Reilly dotting the ball down in the corner.
Special mention must go to Selkirk’s hard-working forwards, with man of the match Jamie Turnbull always to the
fore, while the visitors’ back line - in particular Adam Nichol and Guy Mallin - ran themselves ragged, tackling
everything that was thrown at them.
SELKIRK – S. Cockburn, L. Martin, F. Anderson, A. Nichol, N. Armstrong, T. Martin, R. Legge, R. Reilly, M.
Stanners, M. Francis, C. Turnbull, J. Turnbull, L. Cassidy, R. MacKessack-Leitch, D. Broatch.
Replacements: L. Sanders, Z. Szwagrzak, C. Ward, R. Murray, S. Tough, G. Mallin, D. Cassidy.