Colts hit by Youth Club backlash

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Selkirk Youth Club 25

Peebles Colts 3

SEMI-JUNIOR LEAGUE

AFTER their disappointing defeat to Hawick Wanderers the previous week, the Youth Club played with much more determination against a strong Peebles side.

With four minutes played, the visitors had worked their way into the home half, only for Selkirk winger Thomas Duncan to intercept and run half the length of the pitch to score between the posts for Josh Welsh to convert.

For the next few minutes, play swung from end to end and Peebles got themselves on the scoreboard when James May struck over a penalty, which was cancelled out by Welsh who mirrored the effort minutes later.

The much lighter Youth Club forwards had to battle hard to stop phase after phase of Peebles play. But the Colts’ backs struggled to make any headway against an organised home defence.

With half-time approaching the Souters were encamped in the Peebles half and a further penalty from Welsh made it 13-3 at the break.

The second half started with the Peebles pack making yardage towards the try-line but finding it difficult to make progress. Again it was the home side who made the breakthrough, Welsh finding space to touch down and convert.

Peebles continued to drive forward, but this was counteracted by the Youth Club running their way back into the Peebles half and, just after the hour mark, some good passing through a number of hands saw Selkirk winger Kyle Stillie score in the corner to conclude the scoring.

The game continued at the same pace with both teams giving their all until the final whistle.