Jed’s desperation forces drastic turnaround in fortunes

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Jed Legion 1

Pencaitland 1

BAL DIVISION A

Jed have suffered two 5-0 defeats at the hands of their East Lothian opponents already this season.

But facing relegation can make a team go up a gear. They started brightly and were unlucky not to go in front after 20 mins when Liam Wallace was on the end of a Gillie corner, his header rebounded off the bar.

Ten minutes before the break, the visitors broke the deadlock with a hint of good fortune. The Pencaitland left back picked up the ball midway into the Jed half and, evading a couple of tackles, unleashed a powerful effort which Hyland did his best to try and get his head to, but the deflection took the ball beyond the diving McWilliam into the top corner

Following the interval, Jed started the better of the two. Midway through the half they got a deserved equaliser when Hunter was on hand to tap home a rebounded Marshall effort.

Jed went in search of a winner with Nathan Gillie going close, while McWilliam made a brilliant stop.

Chirnside Colts 1

Tweeddale Rovers 3

EOS FIRST DIVISION

After midweek victories against Stow and Linton Hotspur, Tweeddale secured promotion to Division A next season, but three more points against Chirnside were needed to push for the championship.

They took an early lead – a cross from Chris Cassidy finding Simon Warren at the back post.

Tweeddale should have doubled their lead, but Grant Wilson’s penalty was saved by the Chirnside keeper.

Chirnside drew level when a long ball found their striker in space.

Tweeddale were given a second penalty – this time Blair Moffat hit the post. With eight minutes remaining, super sub Calum Frain was put through on goal by Wilson and beat the Chirnside keeper,

Wilson finished off the scoring with a great left-foot drive into the bottom corner of the net.

Selkirk Victoria 2

CFC Bowholm 2

BAL DIVISION C

SCOTT MACFARLANE scored a late equaliser to preserve Vic’s unbeaten league record.

The home side took the lead on 15 minutes through Grant Brownlee from John Bodicoat’s throw.

Bowholm equalised shortly before half time and took the lead with 20 minutes to play.

The depleted home side fought to salvage something from the game and they got their rewards with 10 minutes to go.

Substitute Derek Whitehead flicked on another Bodicoat throw and the ball was smashed in by MacFarlane from six yards out.