Selkirk soar into second round

Glasgow University 0

Selkirk 2

SCOTTISH CUP FIRST ROUND

THE presence of the Scottish Cup trophy at Glasgow University’s Garscube ground inspired Selkirk to make the second round of the national competition for the first time in three years.

Goals from David Battle and Aaron Butters proved decisive, while any chance of a comeback from the hosts ended 20 minutes from time as Aaron Scouler was sent off.

Playing in soaking wet conditions throughout, Mike McKinnon’s men made a perfect start when Battle scored after three minutes.

Paul Gallagher replied for Glasgow as he burst through Selkirk’s defence, only to come up against goalkeeper John Dodds, who managed to deny the winger.

Jamie Gibson fired narrowly over from 25 yards before Butters was denied by Malcolm Blair, who also tipped away a powerful shot.

Much like the first half, Selkirk struck early in the second period, this time a minute in. Gibson set up Butters, who fired home.

Glasgow were next to offer up a chance, from Mark Solley free kick, which Dodds saved at full stretch.

Gibson should have made the tie even more comfortable, but Blair did well to deny the striker a goal.

Jason Inglis hit the post, but with Scouler’s sending-off for a second yellow card, there was no way back for Glasgow.

Selkirk: J. Dodds, K. Munro, B. Milven, J. Higginbottom, E. Pritchard, L. Pyrkosz (J. Aitken 68), L. Stephen, J. Inglis, J.. Gibson, A Butters (M. Holness 65), D. Battle (R. Pepper 88).