Injury-hit ‘A’ team swamped

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INJURY-ravaged Selkirk A took to the road last weekend facing the daunting prospect of taking on the league leaders at Goldenacre.

Seven players were missing when they left Selkirk and when skipper John Everitt failed a fitness test on his injured leg in the warm-up, he also took no part in the match.

“It was a tough afternoon for the boys,” said backs coach Fraser Jack, “but I was delighted by their commitment and never-say-die attitude.

“They never once let their heads drop during the full 80 minutes, and everyone played out of their skins. You can’t ask for more than that, and the boys who were drafted into the squad as late replacements all pulled their weight.”

Forwards Sean Nixon, Matt Robertson, Jamie Turnbull and Calvin Henderson were worthy of a mention, while in the threequarters the performances of Mikey Davies, Alistair Lyall and Harry Aynsley drew praise.

Another plus point for Selkirk was the first appearance this season of Gavin Henderson, while Ruairi Wilson and Nik Wielbo both made successful comebacks after injury lay-offs.

Heriot’s built up a 22-0 lead in the first half and despite dominating territory and possession after the break, found the Souters in no mood to let the floodgates open.

Selkirk A: S. Bell; R. Henderson, H. Aynsley, A. Lyall, S. Tough; C. MacDougall, M. Davies; C. Henderson, G. Henderson, N. Wielbo, R. Wilson, J. Turnbull, S. Nixon, M. Robertson, W. McClymont. Subs: J. Stephen, B. Purves, S. Smith-Maxwell.

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