Reivers’ early start ploy fails to catch wide awake students napping

Fjordhus Reivers 1

Edinburgh University IVs 1

EAST MEN’S DIVISION ONE

IT was hoped than a 10.30am start might take the students by surprise, but the visitors were on the attack from the off.

The highlight of the first half was an outstanding save by Paul Conkie, tipping the ball round the post as it was headed for the top corner.

The second period started with Reivers exerting more pressure and this eventually proved successful. Captain Jonathan Fletcher found Gareth Roberts on the right wing, who outpaced the defence to place a deft pass across the face of the keeper for youngster Callum Stockdale to slap home at the far post.

This unsettled the Edinburgh side who were fortunate not to concede another goal as the Borderers pressed to extend the lead.

It looked like the points were going to be secured, but the students never stopped working and were rewarded late on when the visitors’ centre forward guided a looping deflection past the stranded Steven Young in goal.

This was a stronger all-round performance from the men, but they will feel that it was two points lost rather than one gained.

Fjordhus Reivers: S. Young, S. Girvan, C. Stockdale, P. Conkie, B. Montgomery, J. Fletcher, B. Culham, G. Lofthouse, P. Gibson, C. Darling, G. Roberts, J. Bure, C. D. Stockdale.