NATIONAL RESERVE DIVISION ONE
STRENGTH and aggression were the keys to Selkirk 2nds’ downfall at Inverleith last Saturday.
The capital outfit put the first points on the board after only five minutes through a penalty kick, but the visitors levelled the score thanks to a similar long-range effort from Michael Rutherford.
Selkirk went ahead when Mikey Davies ran in at the corner for a well-deserved try, converted by Rutherford.
However, the home side then scored three converted tries within the space of four minutes to regain the upper hand.
On the stoke of half-time Selkirk were awarded a penalty try after the home side repeatedly infringed at a ruck on their own line, making the interval score 24-17 to the former pupils.
Rutherford added a second penalty after the restart to cut the deficit to just four points. However, three more tries from the city team killed off Selkirk’s challenge and sealed the result.
The Souters finished the game with 14 players after Steven Renwick was yellow-carded. Best for Selkirk on the day were centres Andrew Given and Craig MacDougall, while the back row of John Everitt, Sean Nixon and Matt Robertson got through a power of work.
Selkirk A: M. Rutherford; H. Aynsley, A. Given, C. MacDougall, L. MacLennan; C. McColm, M. Davies; B. Reid, P. Forrest, S. Renwick, A. Lambie, R. Wilson, S. Nixon, M. Robertson, J. Everitt. Subs: S. Bell, K. Mitchell, J. Turnbull, C. Henderson.
Selkirk A take on Stirling County 2nds at Philiphaugh tomorrow (3pm).