Selkirk beat Students in season opener

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Steve Forrest’s side look to be gelling together nicely, with a 2-0 victory over Edinburgh University in the first game of the season.

The Souters looked as comfortable as you can get at half-time, even though they held a slender 1-0 lead, thanks to Phil Addison’s (pictured) stunning curling free kick.

And although the Students threatened on more than one occasion to equalise, Selkirk held their nerve and managed to release the pressure eight minutes from the end, as new signing from Berwick Rangers, Ross Gray, watched the ball be threaded into the box and picked his spot.

Also in the Lowland League, Vale of Leithen went down 2-1 on the road to Dalbeattie Star – J. Combe netting for the Innerleithen men – while Gala Fairydean beat Preston Athletic 3-0 at Pennypit Park, goals coming from David Bonnar, Dean McColm and C. Galbraith.

East of Scotland results

Qualifying League Section A

Civil Service Strollers 5 Tynecastle 4

Burntisland Shipyard 1 Eyemouth United 1

Qualifying League Section B

Lothian Thistle HV 3 Craigroyston 0

Peebles Rovers 0 Hawick Royal Albert 1

Qualifying League Section C

Spartans 7 Duns 2

Qualifying League Section D

Coldstream 1 Leith Athletic 3

Ormiston 4 Heriot-Watt University 3