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All square at Yarrow Park after three-month gap

Scott MacFarlane played a prominent role for the Vics during Saturday's league clash against Eyemouth. Photograph: Grant Kinghorn.

Scott MacFarlane played a prominent role for the Vics during Saturday's league clash against Eyemouth. Photograph: Grant Kinghorn.

Selkirk Victoria 2

Eyemouth Amateurs 2

BAL DIVISION B

SELKIRK had their first league game in three months at a boggy Yarrow Park on Saturday.

Vics, who hadn’t played at all for a month, started brightly and put the visitors under pressure which paid off on 15 minutes when Ryan Clapperton turned home Scott MacFarlane’s flick-on.

Eyemouth weren’t behind for long, though. Logie found himself in space at the back post and smashed the ball into the top corner past Jamie Lyall.

Lyall, who is moving to Australia in a couple of weeks, was picking the ball out of his net again 10 minutes later. Grant Brownlee looked to have won the ball in the box, but the referee awarded a soft penalty which was converted into the bottom corner.

Nathan Douglas and Clapperton both forced good saves from free kicks as the home side pushed for an equaliser.

Douglas also produced an excellent low save from the Eyemouth keeper before missing a golden one-on-one chance just before the interval.

The Fishermen started the second half well and had the chance to make it 3-1 with only a couple of minutes gone.

Clapperton appeared to make a great tackle in the box, but the referee awarded a penalty. The Eyemouth midfielder struck the ball into the top corner, but a retake was ordered after one of their players encroached into the box as the penalty was taken. The second spot kick was fired wide.

This incident spurred the Souters on and they created the more clear-cut opportunities for the remainder of the half. Clapperton had the best chance with 15 minutes remaining, but he sent his shot wide when it looked harder to miss.

But Vics were rewarded for their pressure with five minutes left when Ross Purves headed Clapperton’s corner into the net to make it 2-2. And MacFarlane almost nicked the three points in injury time, but his lob went wide.

Selkirk Victoria: Lyall, Sharkey, Pritchard, Brownlee (c), Clapperton, Ford, Purves, Bodicoat, Orr, MacFarlane, Douglas. Subs: King, Matheson.

 

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