Injury-time winner hits struggling Souters hard

Tynecastle 1

Selkirk 0

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IN AN absolutely vital game at Fernieside, bottom of the table Selkirk were edged out by the hosts, whose three points should be enough to keep them out of the relegation battle.

Selkirk have been improving in recent weeks and a tough game was always on the cards.

Tynecastle didn’t have their problems to seek with three key players suspended and a player on honeymoon, all which meant a call-up for three Under-19 East of Scotland players.

The game was a gutsy affair and 0-0 was on the cards until a 93rd minute winner from Eddie Mearns, with a crisp shot from the edge of the box, gave the Tynecastle outfit the win and the crucial points.

Selkirk: J. Dodds, B. Milven, E. Pritchard, J. Inglis, J. Higginbottom, L. Stephen, D. Battle, M. Holness, D. Burdett, J. Watt, R. Mcmanus. Subs: B. Connelly, A. Campbell, W. Mercer, D. Boyne.