Title-chasing Selkirk wary of Marr threat

Cameron Cochrane says Selkirk will need to be at their very best to see off Marr. Picture: Johnston Press

Cameron Cochrane says Selkirk will need to be at their very best to see off Marr. Picture: Johnston Press

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Marr and Selkirk meet at Fullarton Park this afternoon with both team’s eyeing up a win for differing reasons as the BT National League One season edges towards an exciting climax.

The hosts, playing at this level for the first time, have impressed many in recent months with their running style of rugby but, with four matches remaining for them, they are just three points clear of the relegation zone.

Selkirk, on the other hand, have won 16 out of 16 to date and the title is within their sights.

Before the trip, Selkirk Director of Rugby Cameron Cochrane told his club’s website: “Marr are a very competitive side and they pushed us all the way when we met at Philiphaugh. Our boys know they’re going to have to work extremely hard and keep their focus and their discipline.”

Matt Kissick continues as captain for Selkirk with key man Ross Nixon back on the bench after a recent wrist injury was not as bad as first feared.

Hillhead/Jordanhill’s relegation was confirmed in midweek when they lost to Peebles, and today the Glasgow side visit Stewart’s Melville.

Biggar, who are second bottom but have three games in hand over Marr, take the long trip to Aberdeen Grammar, while Peebles and Jed-Forest meet in a Borders derby. The Watsonians versus Dundee HSFP match is off as the former have four players on Scotland under-20 duty this weekend.

New BT National League Two leaders Musselburgh welcome mid-table Whitecraigs to their Stoneyhill home.

Second-placed Hamilton are also at home against Ardrossan Accies, while bottom side Livingston are at Kirkcaldy. BT National League Three top two Lasswade and Preston Lodge would expect victories over East Kilbride and Murrayfield Wanderers respectively, but as we have seen already in this division in recent months, nothing can be taken for granted.

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