Share of the spoils at Runciman Park

William Mercer jumps an incoming tackle. Photograph: Grant Kinghorn.
William Mercer jumps an incoming tackle. Photograph: Grant Kinghorn.

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MELROSE travelled to Earlston looking for three points and a chance to be topping the BAL C league depending on other results,

However they had to settle for a point in game that could have gone either way.

The visitors started brightly when on 10 minutes a William Mercer corner was deflected in by Earlston’s John Waldie.

Playing some tidy football, the hosts punished the Melrose defence for not clearing their lines and equalised through Stevie Kinghorn five minutes later.

Chances were being created for both teams but it was Melrose who took the lead when keeper Mickey McLaren played a long ball up top and Mercer chipped the ball over the keeper.

Once again it was Kinghorn who came flying back to equalise before taking a 3-2 half time with a Mark Edmunson strike.

Melrose came out fighting in the second half though, possibly the best football the new club have played so far this season.

After a couple of fumbles by the Earlston keeper, Mercer was on hand to tap in the rebound for his 10th goal of the season.

The game ended a draw following some entertaining end to end play.

Melrose FC would like to thank their match sponsor Stuart Wilson of SW Digicoms.