Division Three

THE credit for Selkirk keeping top spot in Tennents national league division three can be laid squarely on their pack, who had an outstanding final 30 minutes to turn the game against Aberdeen GSFP around.

Up to that point the visitors were deservedly ahead, their 15-8 lead coming from tries by Colin McGuire and Andy Crichton with Keith Oddie adding a penalty and conversion.

Davie Hunter's try and Guy Blair's penalty kept Selkirk in the hunt and as a result of their forwards lifting their game Billy Gentleman grabbed two tries.

Although Gordonians are breathing down Selkirk's neck in second spot, the first 30 minutes at Countesswells Road suggested it would be Glasgow Southern who would take the points.

Caledonia Reds' versatile under-21 Jon Mackley had a kick charged down by scrum half Richard McKnight, who followed up to score.

After a penalty from Erin Cossey put Southern 8-0 ahead, Gordonians eventually came to life with an Alan McLean try.

In the second half Mackley's considerable character carried the home side to a 17-8 final scoreline.

Gordonians travel to Ayr next Saturday and the Millbrae men will desperately want a win after an unexpected 16-16 draw at Hughenden.

Stewartry gifted Grangemouth a 15-0 lead in the first 20 minutes at Greenlaw, and although two Sandy Craig tries kept Stewartry in contention before the break, they were unable to do enough in the second period, losing 24-28.