All square in C League opener

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Rovers made the early running in this C League fixture and broke the deadlock when Andrew McFarlane scored from the edge of the box.

The visitors kept up the good work and on collecting a Chay Caldwell pass, McFarlane stuck away a second.

After Melrose had grabbed a goal back McFarlane completed his hat trick early in the second period from a John Shankie pass.

Melrose came rallying back to reduce the leeway though and minutes from time got an equaliser.