Frosty forecast

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TOMORROW’S Regional Scottish Cup tie between Selkirk and Hawick is still in the balance as the arctic conditions tighten their grip on the region.

Philiphaugh’s main pitch remained rock-hard under a covering of snow yesterday, with forecasters predicting no let-up in the icy conditions, and fixture secretary Mary Inglis admitted that already there were concerns over a possible pile-up with cup games having to take precedence.

“It looked like it was going to thaw for a while today (Wednesday), so I’m optimistic, although the forecast isn’t good,” she told The Wee Paper.

“We will wait and see what happens, but if this game is called off then the problems are really going to start. We already have a rescheduled league match to play against Biggar on January 12, although the SRU have that down as provisional, so if tomorrow’s game is off then we will probably have to play it on that date.

“As well as that, we have last week’s league match against Hamilton to fit in, so already matches are piling up and we are only midway through December.”

A decision on whether tomorrow’s match goes ahead will be made in the morning.

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