Edinburgh Accies 29

Selkirk 15

FOLLOWING the previous weekend's derby defeat to Gala, Selkirk were desperate for a return to winning ways at Raeburn Place.

But league leaders Accies finished with a flourish to make sure they remained on top.

Selkirk began the game brightly with tremendous handling finally sending Clinton Wagman over for a try inside the opening 10 minutes.

Banks couldn't add the conversion.

And just five minutes later Accies showed their own metal with a powerful driving move which led to Rob Lovett crashing over the line.

The size of Accies pack was causing the Souters problems.

And just before the break the city side took the lead with another driving move finished off by Jack Forrester.

At 12-5 down Selkirk were far from out of it.

And yet again, with ball being played through the backs, Selkirk opened up Accies at the start of the second period.

Another flowing move on 47 minutes saw Wagman dive over in the corner to reduce the gap to two points.

Banks pulled the touchline conversion.

Accies took full advantage of a poor line out in the Selkirk 22 to gather and score the try.

The conversion made it 19-10.

But back came Selkirk with more swift handling allowing Aaron McColm to go over for the try.

Banks was unable to add the extras.

The McColm try set up a grandstand finish but it was the home team's powerful pack who took control in the closing stages.

Accies managed to power over for two more tries in the final five minutes to give them a 29-15 victory.

Selkirk. S Hamilton, C Wagman, J Welsh, A McColm, R Nixon, R Banks, C McEwan, S Dama, J Mackay, S Nixon, D Nicholl, P Forrest, D Anderson, N Hall & L Pettie. Reps. J Bett, R Reilly, M Robertson, F Anderson & M Davies.