Improved Selkirk earn point

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Having struggled to recreate their early-season form over the last couple of months, Selkirk put on a much more assured performance against high-flying Gretna on Saturday.

Jamie Newman proved his worth as the hosts laid siege on the Selkirk goal, the visiting keeper producing a series of miraculous saves throughout the match.

Connor Graham opened the scoring for the Hoops in the 10th minute, but the Souters began to create one or two chances of their own, with Ouzy See and Dean Cummings linking up with Paul Tansey to pile on the pressure. Persistence paid off when See beat Danny Wood on the edge of the area and forced the ball under Craig Murray in the Gretna goal.

Another spectacular acrobatic save from Newman saw the scoreline remain 1-1 at the break.

Selkirk took the lead in the 65th minute when Gary O’Connor was on hand to fire the ball in from 12 yards and things looked promising for the visitors as Newman kept up his heroics at the other end.

It took a bizarre break to eventually flummox the visiting keeper. Brandon Longcake fired in an outrageously long-range effort and, aided by the strong wind, the ball rocketed into the far corner of the net.