ADAM SCOTT’s dangerous running and sound kicking earns the GHA man the full-back spot ahead of James Ferguson of Musselburgh, while Ryan Daley took his chance well and was unfortunate to pick up a late yellow-card for Currie Chieftains against Edinburgh Accies, and four-try Jamie Shedden was the first name on the team-sheet on the opposite wing.
GHA’s Charlie Lonergan is selected ahead of Joe Reynolds of Currie Chieftains at outside-centre and his midfield partner is the powerful Neil Armstrong of Edinburgh Accies, who claims the No 12 jersey ahead of stiff competition Robbie Yourston of Jed, Max MacFarlane of GHA and Colin Sturgeon of Marr.
Sam Knudson helped guide Aberdeen Grammar to a third win of the season, ensuring a dignified departure from the top flight for the Rubislaw men, and it is a shame his steadying influence wasn’t on hand more regularly in this campaign. The versatile, try-scoring Craig Shepherd, also of Aberdeen, is at scrum-half.
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In the pack, Cole Imrie was at the heart if things for the Edinburgh Accies pack as they made life difficult for top of the table Currie Chieftains, so gets the nod at loose-head, Blair Jardine of Marr is at hooker, and tight-head prop Zen Szwagrzak put in a big shift and scored a try to help the Selkirk pack dominate against GHA (although they couldn’t hold on for the win).
Gregor Law of Jed is in the second-row alongside Hamish Ferguson, whose line-out work on the opposition’s ball was crucial to Currie frustrating lively Edinburgh Accies.
Finlay Simpson added physicality to Accies’ back-row after his late switch from lock to blindside flanker, Cameron Pryde‘s work at the breakdown was a chink of light for Musselburgh on a fairly dark day in the north, and Aberdeen Grammar’s Corey Buchan was a key man in that game wearing No 8.
15. Adam Scott (GHA)
14. Ryan Daley (Currie Chieftains)
13. Charlie Lonegran (GHA)
12. Neil Armstrong (Edinburgh Accies)
11. Jamie Shedden (Marr)
10. Sam Knudson (Aberdeen Grammar)
9. Craig Shepherd (Aberdeen Grammar)
1. Cole Imrie (Edinburgh Accies)
2. Blair Jardine (Marr)
3. Zen Szwagrzak (Selkirk)
4. Gregor Law (Jed-Forest)
5. Hamish Ferguson (Currie Chieftains)
6. Finlay Simpson (Edinburgh Accies)
7. Cameron Pryde (Musselburgh)
8. Corey Buchan (Aberdeen Grammar)