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Scott Hendrie's try for Selkirk was not enough against Stirling County. Picture: Grant Kinghorn

Scott Hendrie's try for Selkirk was not enough against Stirling County. Picture: Grant Kinghorn

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Stirling County returned to winning ways with a bonus point victory over a Selkirk side that badly misfired in the middle part of game but which restored self esteem with a couple of late tries.

The Bridgehaugh men, with a more effective midfield, deserved their win after taking their chances in a first half dominated by Selkirk and then building on their half-time lead with a strong third quarter.

Stirling led 17-7 at half time with tries from full-back Dylan Simpson and Nick Grigg both converted by winger Johnny Hope, who had opened the scoring with a penalty goal.

Selkirk, who scored a first try through Scott Hendrie, converted by Rory Banks, went further behind early in the second half when Stirling’s forwards engineered a try for prop Mark Hunter and then when wing Matt Lamb cantered through a disorganised Selkirk defence, Hope twice added the conversion points.

The home side staged a late recovery with a try in the corner for Callum McEwan and then from skilful approach work by full-back Josh Welsh an impressive touchdown by No.8 Callum Marshall, Banks converting both.

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