Selkirk 28

Dundee 8

Kris Tatum

at Philiphaugh

SELKIRK brought some warmth to the Philiphaugh faithful on Saturday with a much-needed bonus point victory.

But it took a Harry Borthwick try in the last minute to earn the additional point.

Although Rory Banks pulled a penalty wide in the eighth minute, the home team's pressure was quickly turned into points.

An attempted clearance by Dundee was charged down and Connor Higgins pounced to ground the loose ball.

Banks made up for his earlier miss to make it 7-0 with the conversion.

Selkirk continued to push the visitors back and in the 17th minute Frazer Anderson darted through a gap to score a second try.

Again Banks was successful with the extras.

Dundee finally showed some quality with good drives.

From a five metre scrum on the half hour the ball was fed along to Kieran D’Aeth to go over in the far corner.

It was Dundee who finished the first half on the front foot and they were rewarded with a penalty in the 39th minute.

The interval came at the right time for Selkirk who emerged refreshed and ready to run at their opponents once more.

Selkirk forced several penalties which led to a five metre line out.

After several phases Darren Clapperton took advantage of the overlap to score.

Banks added the extras for a 21-8 lead.

Dundee attempted to find a way back into the game with several inventive phases of play, but Selkirk's defence was strong.

The strong tackling was rewarded with a bonus point try inside the final minute as Borthwick raced across the whitewash.

Banks completed a clean card of conversions to make it 28-8.

Selkirk. R Banks, H Bithray, F Anderson, D Clapperton, C MacDougall, C McColm, A McColm, L Pettie, J Bett, B Riddell, A Mackay, P Forrest, C Higgins, S Nixon & E MacDougall. Replacements: H Borthwick, C Graur, A Renwick, R Cottrell & G Ross.