Pumped-up Peebles deny Souters



ANY faint hope Selkirk might have entertained of clinching a promotion play-off slot was blown out of the water by a pumped up Peebles team at Philiphaugh on Saturday.

On the five-minute mark, Selkirk opened the scoring when a penalty for offside against the visitors allowed Rory Banks to put the first points on the board.

Ten minutes later it was Selkirk’s turn to stray offside and Peebles stand-off Donald Anderson stepped up to tie the scores.

Back came Selkirk and Matt Kissick burrowed over for the game’s first try with Banks converting to make it 10-3 at half-time.

With the elements in their favour in the second half, Peter Wright’s Peebles outfit stepped up the tempo and tries from Callum Scott, Connor Blyth and skipper Warren Kearney, plus three conversions and a penalty from Anderson, put the game well beyond the Souters’ reach.