Souters pile on the 
pressure at the top

Selkirk27

Watsonians16

Selkirk continue to set a hot pace at the top of National League One, and another five-star display at Philiphaugh saw them secure an impressive bonus-point victory.

“The way the boys played in the first half was as impressive a display as I’ve seen from any of the sides I’ve coached,” said Selkirk coach Peter Wright.

The hosts started the match firing on all cylinders with wing Darren Clapperton scoring his ninth try of the season.

Although two penalties from the boot of Brian Walls cut the deficit to a single point, it was Selkirk who were making all the running. Rory Banks added another try, with Josh Welsh slotting a conversion and a penalty to make the half-time score 15-6.

A pick-up and drive after the restart saw Callum Marshall touch down, while the point of no return for Watsonians came in the 53rd minute, when Welsh went over for the bonus-point try, Banks converting.

Watsonians refused to give in and late tries by Scott McKean and Ross Aitken put a more respectable gloss on the scoreline before the game was brought to a premature halt when Selkirk skipper Andrew Renwick sustained a leg injury following an accidental collision.