Selkirk ethos will continue to the end

You only have to do the maths to realise that Selkirk’s chances of playing Premiership rugby next season is slim.

And with fixtures against play-off contenders Hawick, Glasgow Hawks, Ayr and Melrose still to come, as well as the postponed game against Boroughmuir, even that slim chance looks non-existent.

What coaches and players are promising fans however is an exciting display of rugby over the next two months with the team looking to cause some upset in their final few matches.

“If we are going out then we will go out with a bang,” said Selkirk assistant coach Cameron Cochrane.

“It is a big ask for us now but the boys deserve a chance to show what they can do.

“I cant fault their commitment. They went up and they were determined to play rugby how we at Selkirk think it should be played. Running the ball, taking everyone on, using mostly local players and scoring good tries.

“That is the Selkirk ethos and the boys have gave 100 per cent to that throughout what has been a very tough season.”

This weekend the Souters face Hawick at Mansfield Park for what is a huge game for Nikki Walkers men who are currently in fifth place on the Premiership table, only a point behind fourth placed Currie.

For Melrose last weekend saw a second successive reverse following their defeat to Boroughmuir a week earlier. But the Greenyards men are still third in the league and a home win against Stirling on Saturday would keep them in the top four play-off places.

“We’ve got to make sure we win our home games and immediately get back to winning ways,” said head coach John Dalziel.

Gala have the opportunity to get out of the red zone when they travel to play Boroughmuir who are only two points ahead in eighth place.

In National League One Jed will be looking to gain another rung when the play table props Peebles at The Gytes while Kelso host GHA at Poynder Park.