1st XV v Selkirk
By Hugh Barrow
With a record of four wins in their last six games Glasgow Hawks were always going to be a difficult team to come up against.
And so it proved for a Selkirk side struggling to record their first victory.
A penalty from pro player Gregor Hunter gave Hawks the advantage in the early stages while a penalty try, in the 16th minute, converted by Hunter left the Souters trailing by ten.
Some good counter-attacking from Selkirk looking promising, but nothing was to come of it and, come the 30th minute, Glasgow winger Robert Beattie managed to get through the Selkirk defence and touch down for Hunter to convert. Selkirk managed to hold off the Hawks for the last few minutes of the 40, leaving the half-time score at 17-0.
A stronger start saw Selkirk pass the ball around well allowing Callum Marshall to find a gap in the Hawks’ defence and touch down for his side’s first try of the match.
Glasgow came back though, Brendan McGroarty scoring their third try of the match, Hunter converting once again.
Selkirk managed to claw back another five pointer before the final whistle through second row Peter Forrest, but this proved just a consolation as Hawks had the final word, with Matt Smith touching down a converted try.