Selkirk hit top form – a little too late

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DESPITE their impending demotion to the First Division, Selkirk managed to end their season on a high note by beating third-placed Premier outfit Whitehill Welfare at Yarrow Park.

Whitehill went ahead on the ninth minute when former Vale man Aaron Somerville notched the 100th goal of the season for the Ferguson Park outfit.

Daryl Burdett levelled the match with a great free kick curled round the wall on the 23rd minute and Selkirk went ahead shortly afterwards when Michael Holness latched onto a gem of cross, flicked on from trialist Ryan Pepper, to slam the ball into the net and leave the score at half-time 2-1 to the Souters.

Midway through the second half, Whitehill levelled through a Scott McCulloch strike before Selkirk were awarded a penalty kick in the 82nd minute which was converted by striker Jonny Watt to seal the win.

Selkirk vice-chairman Ross Anderson told TheSouthern: “It was a great way to end season, beating the team in third place in league. We are still capable of playing Premier league football and all looks good for the coming season.”

Selkirk: J. Dodds, J. Inglis, E. Pritchard, J. Higginbottom, D. Boyne, D. Burdett, R. Mcmanus, M. Holness, D. Battle, R. Pepper, J. Watt. Subs: J. Aitken, A. Campbell, B. Connelly.