Selkirk 13-32 Gala

After winning all their matches in last season’s National League, Selkirk’s run of victories came to a shuddering halt as the Premiership newcomers succumbed to Gala’s power and experience at Philphaugh in a match that came to life only in the second half.

Saturday, 29th August 2015, 10:55 pm

Gala, for whom former Kelso lock Calum Rowlandson carried well, struggled to impose themselves on Selkirk in the first half despite enjoying a massive share of possession but in the second half the Maroons ran in three scores to end with a satisfying bonus point.

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Gala led 8-3 at the break from a try by winger Craig Robertson and a penalty by David O’Hagan to a penalty by Cameron Gregory-Ring for Selkirk. An unconverted try by winger Graham Spiers extended Gala’s lead only for Selkirk to show their attacking skills with a touchdown fro winger Salvo Lloret.

But tries by Rowlandson, Alan Emond and George Graham and two conversions by O’Hagan sealed the game for Gala despite a late score for Selkirk by flanker Angus Duckett.