Youth Club are stung by league challengers

Melrose Wasps v Selkirk YC. Adam Nicholgets to grips with a wasps player.

Melrose Wasps v Selkirk YC. Adam Nicholgets to grips with a wasps player.

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IT WAS a bad day at the office for Selkirk Youth Club’s young guns last weekend.

Playing a much more experienced and well-drilled Melrose Wasps outfit who are still in with a shout of taking the title, the Souters never gave up and made it difficult for the home side to launch any lengthy passages of play.

However, a determined defence, coupled with some good open play, proved to be the ace in the Wasps’ pack. The match was played on the Greenyards pitch and Youth Club started badly by giving away a try after two minutes when the Melrose stand-off made an excellent break which allowed their winger to score in the corner.

The visitors replied with a penalty from Darren Knox to make the score 5-3, while two other penalties were missed which could have put Selkirk in front.

Wasps then scored two more tries and a conversion, making the interval tally 17-3.

After the break the hosts scored again from a pick-up and drive, and this was converted to take the scoreline to 24-3. Four additional touchdowns, three converted, were recorded by Wasps to complete the scoring.

Youth Club were well beaten by a good side, but an injury to their scrum-half and missing forwards meant it was always going to be an uphill struggle for them.

The Souters hope to get back to winning form at Duns Colts tomorrow. Kick-off is 2pm with the bus leaving at 12.15pm.

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