Selkirk’s hard lesson for Granite City side

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Aberdeen GSFP 24

Selkirk 25

PREMIER LEAGUE GROUP B

SELKIRK did themselves and neighbours Gala a huge favour by winning at Aberdeen – a hard place to get a result – on Saturday.

David Cassidy emerged the hero of the hour. Not only did the local kicking king slot a last-gasp drop goal, but he managed five penalties and a conversion to hand Selkirk their first victory since the mid-season split.

Grammar looked to have the game in their control in the 78th minute when Martyn Faville plunged over to tie the scores at 22-22. Rob Aloe’s conversion edged the hosts into the lead before Cassidy stepped up to spoil the party. Rob Taylor scored Selkirk’s only try.

Selkirk: D. Cassidy; N. Godsmark, S. Hendrie, R. Nixon, D. Clapperton; G. Craig, M. McVie; G. Patterson, M. Martin, R. Taylor, R. Aglen, S. Willett, R. Crockatt, N. Darling, C. Marshall. Subs: R. Banks, C. Johnston, S. Forrest and M. Weller.