Cassidy saves Selkirk’s skin with a trio of three-pointers

Selkirk 23

Biggar 22

PREMIER DIVISION TWO

On a bright afternoon at Philiphaugh, the Souters began well as Biggar struggled to get to grips with the opening exchanges.

Within five minutes Selkirk were 14 points up through tries from Fraser Harkness and Michael McVie, with David Cassidy adding both conversions.

Biggar came right back into the game with a Conor Lavery try, converted by Craig Parker, who also added a drop goal.

Kevin Anderson initiated the next try with an excellent take of a rushed Selkirk clearance, before Parker weaved his way through for a great score which he promptly converted to put his side ahead.

Selkirk skipper Neil Darling was shown a yellow card following an off-the-ball incident and Biggar took full advantage, Cameron Thomson crashing over to make the score 22-14 at the break.

The second half, in sharp contrast to the first, was an uncompromising, try-less, though still entertaining affair.

Selkirk used the elements and the boot to pin Biggar back and await errors. Unable to escape their half, Biggar fell foul of the referee’s whistle and Cassidy exacted full retribution with three successful kicks at goal.

Selkirk: F. Harkness; S. Hendrie, D. Cassidy, R. Nixon, C. Beattie; G. Craig, M. McVie; G. Patterson, S. Forrest, C. Lacour, C. Marshall, R. Aglen, N. Darling, C. Johnston, A. Renwick. Subs: C. McColm, P. Forrest, J. Kikvidze, R. Taylor.