Great effort sees Kelso get the point

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United got the season started with a good display to earn a point in the first match of The East of Scotland Qualifying League.

Manager Prof Blaikie was full of praise for his players after the match.

“Everybody put in a great effort,” he said. “Stirling are a good team and we more than matched them, and had luck went our way we could have come away with three points rather than one.”

The goalless first half was credit to the defensive efforts of both sides, with efforts from new signing Josh Stewart, Shane Bonnington and Ben Herdman all going close.

United keeper Willie Stewart was kept on his toes throughout the half and handled the pressure well.

The second half provided much of the same in terms of entertaining football. Stirling were first to score with 12 minutes remaining, with United’s Jordan Hopkinson notching the equaliser. See our website for full report.