Selkirk 37

Aberdeen Grammar 15

SELKIRK'S promising start to the new campaign continued at Philiphaugh on Saturday as an impressive performance secured victory over Aberdeen Grammar.

Following early pressure Nick Hall capped his home debut with a try following good build up play involving most of the team,

But a yellow card for Shaun Nixon allowed the visitors back into the match.

And they took full advantage with Nat Coe crashing over for a try.

Aaron McColm edged the home team back in front with a penalty.

Aberdeen weren't for lying down, though, and they came storming back yet again with Coe diving over in the corner.

Fears of an upset were quickly extinguished as Selkirk's pack drove the visitors back, allowing for James Bett to go over in the corner.

Just three minutes later Ross Nixon burst through the Grammar line and managed to offload to brother, Shaun, in the tackle and he went under the posts.

Aaron McColm's conversion put Selkirk 20-10 up with half time approaching.

Selkirk suffered a blow just before the interval with the influential Callum McColm dislocating his shoulder.

Despite the set back the Philiphaugh team were on top for most of the second half as they burst from deep at every opportunity.

Aaron McColm added a penalty before a fantastic breakaway move allowed Max Gordon to dive over for a try on his first team debut .

It was another new boy who was to score next as Clinton Wagman showed great pace to finish off another sweeping move from their own half.

Callum Ruxton did score a late consolation try for Aberdeen but the game was out of sight by this point.