Decisive win number two for Stormers

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A COMMITED performance at Cavalry Park saw Selkirk Stormers cruise to their second decisive victory in East Reserve League Two.

Tomorrow they take on table-toppers Linlithgow and a bonus point win would draw them level with a game in hand.

“It’s pleasing to see everybody gelling as a team despite fielding several new players,” said Stormers coach Brian Cassidy.

Playing against the wind in the first half, the visitors’ pack showed up well in the set pieces.

Second row forward Lindsay Carrick (who doubled up as mini-bus driver on Saturday) capped an impressive match with the only try of the first half, putting Stormers 5-3 ahead at the interval. With the wind at their backs in the second half, Stormers quickly put the result beyond doubt, tries coming at regular intervals from Kieran Monks (3), plus one each from brothers Ben and David Purves. Skipper Guy Blair completed the scoring with five successful conversions from six attempts.

A special mention goes to Selkirk wing Gavin Lindsay, who continues to improve with each outing and whose tackling throughout the game was first rate. It was also good to see Richard Cook back in Selkirk colours.

Stormers: K. Monks, F. Watt, J. Graham, G. Lyall, G. Lindsay, G. Blair, B. Purves, C. Fairbairn, C. Heatlie, A. Hain, L. Carrick, A. Nichol, J. Lunt, N. Darling, Robert Cook. Replacements: D. Purves, Richard Cook.