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MATCH REPORT: Musselburgh vs Selkirk

It was very appropriate that the 99th anniversary of Musselburgh's founding as a club should coincide with a fixture which could go along way to deciding 'Burgh's Premiership fate namely a visit from Selkirk,a club that has historically been very successful in Scottish rugby and a club who have supplied many players to the national team over the years.


For such an important fixture from 'Burgh's point of view,the conditions were atrocious, or some might say,typically Scottish, meaning gale force wind and torrential rain ! Danny Owenson kicked off for 'Burgh with the wind at their backs in the first half,in the hope that a sizeable lead could be gained which would be sufficient to see them through what would be certain to be a second half onslaught by the visitors.

The early initiative was with 'Burgh as they pinned the Borderers back with astute kicking from Danny Owenson and Freddie Roddick finding the angles for set piece situations and after 5 minutes Selkirk conceded a penalty which