Hawick 38, Selkirk 29

B.T.Cup 18/11/17 

Selkirk were the visitors at Mansfield Park on Saturday in the BT Cup on Saturday. The home team were one of their poorest runs of form for many a year, however under new coach George Graham they had shown a market improvement against top sides Melrose and Ayr.
Selkirk got off to a great start when on the five min mark McEwan raced under the posts after a break by MacKay, converted by Welsh . The game was being played at a great pace and the next to score wa Hawick ,when Grahem squeezed over from a maul near the Selkirk line, Weir converted.
The National 1 Club were next to score when Gavin Craig , making his first start of the season, scored after some great inter play between forwards and backs ,Welsh missing the conversion.
Hawick hit back with a penalty kick by Weir after a ruck infringement by the Selkirk forwards, however Josh Welsh equalised in a similar fashion after Hawick strayed off side. Just on half time Andrew Renwick scored a try to even up the scores.
Half time score Hawick 15. Selkirk 15.

The second half started with both sides willing to attack from all areas of the field with the score changing hands twice. First Hawick through Captain McNeil again after some good mauling by the home forwards,then Selkirk when Wagman crossed,with a Hawick player on his back after some great play by Selkirk breaking through the home back line, Welsh converted.Hawick were next on the score sheet when Shawn Muir scored after yet another maul close to the Selkirk line.The game swung back towards Selkirk when Welsh was on hand to finish off a break from well within their own, scoring under the posts for an easy conversion. But Hawick had the final say scoring in extra time to seal a hard fought game
Full time score Hawick 38. Selkirk 29.
Best for Selkirk Man of the Match Josh MacKay, Luke Pettie, Scott Hendrie and Josh Welsh .

Photos Grant Kinghorn pics.