Tweedsiders lose early lead in switched match

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The weather saw this fixture reversed as the Tweedsiders travelled to Ormiston to get their first game of 2015 under way.

Ormiston started with all guns blazing and laid siege to the visitors’ goal in the first five minutes of the game, however, the United defence held firm.

United took the lead with their first attack after nine minutes when recent signing from Selkirk, Jordan Hopkinson, skipped past two defenders before delivering a cross into the box where Andrew Oldham was on hand to rifle a shot into the net.

The hosts eventually got their equaliser on the half-hour mark after they were awarded a free kick on the left edge of the box. The ball was floated towards the back post, the United defence only clearing to winger Declan Quinn who chipped it over Elliott Turnbull in the Kelso goal.

United started brightly in the second half, but the game was won in the 80th minute as man-of-the-match, United defender Ben Herdman, was harshly penalised for a tackle and, from the resultant free kick, Craig Wojtowicz curled a shot round the wall to nestle in the net.

“I was pleased with the boys’ effort and commitment, and thought we were unlucky not to come away with anything from the match,” said United manager Prof Blaikie.