Forrest bemoans Selkirk’s ‘Jekyll and Hyde season’

Selkirk vs Hibs at Yarrow Park. Selkirk win 3-1. Selkirk manager Steve Forrest.
Selkirk vs Hibs at Yarrow Park. Selkirk win 3-1. Selkirk manager Steve Forrest.

Last Saturday, Selkirk took on Stirling University in a Lowland League match and merged victors by two goals to one, writes John Slorance.

This weekend, the Yarrow park side face the Stirling students again in a second-round Image Printers Cup tie.

Yarrow Park manager Steve Forrest told The Southern: “We are having a Jekyll and Hyde season. The other week when we lost to Threave Rovers, it was the worst performance by a Selkirk team since I became manager.

“Against Stirling University in our last match, it was the best performance by a Selkirk team since I became manager.

“I thought we were just immense. We have been working hard on our defensive system, as well as keeping our shape, and it all went right for us against Stirling.

“I will be looking for a similar show again on Saturday so I will just have to feed them the right potion.”

Vale of Leithen are at home to Eyemouth United in another tie, while Hawick Royal Albert entertain Heriot-Watt University and Peebles Rovers meet Spartans in Edinburgh.

Knocked out of the Image Printers Cup by Heriot-Watt University in the first round of the competition, Gala Fairydean Rovers travel to face Edinburgh University in a Lowland League encounter.

Kelso United are involved in East of Scotland First Division action, crossing swords with Burntisland Shipyard away from home.

Looking ahead to his side’s trip into the Kingdom of Fife, Kelso manager Scott Dowie said: “We drew 2­-2 with Burntisland the last time we played them.

“That was a good result for us as we were 2­-0 behind and down to 10 men at one stage. We fought back really well.

“We will have to stop these uphill battles we have been having, though, by making a better start.

“Burntisland have got a new manager and will be wanting to prove themselves. But so will our boys as we are bottom of the league and we need to start picking up points.”