Hooker proves a safe Bett for Selkirk

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Newly promoted Marr put up a battling display in their first visit to Philiphaugh on Saturday, but found BT National League Division One leaders Selkirk in no mood to surrender their unbeaten league record.

No-one epitomised Selkirk’s drive and commitment more than hooker James Bett, later named the Four Seasons Forestry Selkirk Man of the Match.

As well as scoring two of the home team’s five tries, the 21-year-old forestry worker was singled out for a special mention by his coach.

“James is a bit of a buzz-bomb,” said Peter Wright, “and his work rate around the field is fantastic.

“He’s also a team player, and that’s exactly the kind of attitude every side needs its players to have - teamwork is at the heart of everything we do.”

Selkirk’s other try scorers were Darren Clapperton (2) and Callum McColm with Josh Welsh converting three in the difficult conditions.