National League round-up

Selkirk are now just one win away from securing the BT National League Division One title and automatic promotion to the Premiership.

Saturday’s convincing 32-0 bonus-point victory over Jed-Forest at Philiphaugh stretched the Souters’ lead at the top of the table to 17 points over Stewart’s/Melville FP and GHA, and, with a maximum of 20 points on offer in the final four fixtures, another win would see Selkirk crowned champions.

The Philiphaugh side’s try-scorers were Scott Hendrie, Josh Welsh, Rory Banks and Callum Marshall, with Banks slotting three conversions and two penalties.

Up at Myreside, Peebles lost heavily at Watsonians by 47-5.

After last week’s heroic performance against Hawick, Kelso slipped back to mediocrity against relegation rivals Marr.

Tries from Ali Grieve, Chris Keen and Murray Hastie, plus two penalties and two conversions from Andrew Skeen, gave the Tweedsiders a 25-25 draw.

Whereas Marr have two home games remaining against Biggar and Hillhead/ Jordanhill, Kelso have to go to GHA, Jed-Forest and Biggar, and face a home game against the runaway league leaders, Selkirk, in the last game of the season.

It looks like a mini-league at the bottom with Kelso, Marr, Biggar and Jed all fighting to avoid the relegation spot.