Souters still winless

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Selkirk 2

Edinburgh University 4

EoS PREMIER DIVISION

SELKIRK remain rooted to the bottom of the Premier Division table despite a courageous late fightback at Yarrow Park on Sunday afternoon.

Spirits were sunk early on in the second half of the game when the University outfit soared to a three-goal lead. Visiting striker Mike Gray had put his side two goals up in the first half while Cyrus Moosavi grabbed the third just two minutes after the interval.

It looked as though all was lost for the Souters, who were missing six key players, but as the game neared its end, hopes were rekindled.

Substitute Jonathan Watt and fellow sub William Mercer came on and gave the game a new lease of life, with the former scoring twice, firstly from a header and then a goalmouth belt-in, both from corners.

With both clubs desperate to get some points on the board, the final minutes of the game were electric as Selkirk threw all they had at the city side.

Their efforts were not to be rewarded, however, and the death knell sounded when Moosavi and home keeper John Dodds clashed inside the box and the ball went loose. An attempted clearance rebounded off a visiting player, giving Moosavi free rein to rattle the ball in.

Despite the defeat, Selkirk chairman Jim Moody was not too despondent about his team’s performance.

He told TheSouthern: “We made chance after chance, but just failed to finish. Once we get some players back and get the goalscoring sorted out we should be a force to be reckoned with.”

Selkirk: J. Dodds, L. Stephen, E. Pritchard, D. Burdett, J. Higginbottem, L. Hardie, D. Battle, R. McManus, J. Gibson, R. Clapperton, A. Hardie. Subs: W. Mercer, J. Watt.