Selkirk guns shoot up the league

Selkirk Rifle Club shoulder to shoulder team after their match at Pathhead, back row from left Keith Nixon, Ian Burton, Eric Brown, front Bill Vaughan.
Selkirk Rifle Club shoulder to shoulder team after their match at Pathhead, back row from left Keith Nixon, Ian Burton, Eric Brown, front Bill Vaughan.

SELKIRK riflemen shot to the top of their league in the latest round of the Lothian Team event.

In round eight, Selkirk A defeated EU Alumni 393-386 – taking the Souters to pole position with two matches remaining. Top scorers for Selkirk were John Milne and Eric Brown with 99 each.

Selkirk B defeated Edinburgh Civil Service (382-365) in their division which keeps the local outfit in second place while Selkirk C’s defeat by George Watson’s College B (363-373) puts them down a place to third.

After three rounds in the Lothian Small-bore Individual Leagues, Keith Nixon is lying equal first in division three and Kevin Edward is third in division five.

In the Lothian Shoulder to Shoulder League, Selkirk travelled to Pathhead and won by the narrowest of margins (767-766), winning the matchplay by 6-2.

Last Thursday, Selkirk were away from home again, this time against Balerno and Currie where they won by 772-762 and 6-2 in the matchplay. These results keep top of the league Selkirk’s unbeaten run going.

The Royal Burgh outfit also top the league in the West of Scotland division one and last week defeated the Bogey 298-293.

In the Scottish small-bore individual medal A class, Bill Vaughan qualified for the final stage with 298 ex-300. In the C class and juniors Darren Brown has qualified for the final stage with 292 ex-300, while the Scottish small-bore individual leagues sees Eric Brown equal first in division one with Bill Vaughan 3rd, and Ian Burton 7th. Darren Brown is 2nd in division three.

In the Dorset 3s League, the junior team defeated Ex Waterlow C 381-367, keeping up their undefeated run. This result puts the lads two points clear at the top of division five. In their next match the boys are up against second-placed Parkstone and will have to be at their best as their opponents are slightly ahead in the aggregate.

Elsewhere Eric Brown is lying second in the Police Sport UK Division One following a win and two draws in rounds 4, 5 and 6.

Brown has also won the PSUK Scottish Regional Championship for the third year in a row with a score of 397 ex-400. This result will see him travel to Wakefield in April to shoot in the PSUK final against the other regional winners.