Selkirk take advantage of Kelso’s ‘junk’ display

Selkirk v Kelso (football) Yarrow Park. Selkirk.
Selkirk v Kelso (football) Yarrow Park. Selkirk.


Selkirk 2

Kelso Utd 0

KEVIN JANIAK reports from Yarrow Park

A Jamie Gibson double won Selkirk the points on Saturday, but Kelso coach Prof Blaikie said it was more down to his team being “junk”.

Gibson’s brace – one scored in each half – heaved the Souters out of the depression caused the week before when they were taken apart by Leith.

And the home side’s open style of play was pleasing to Selkirk boss Mike McKinnon.

He said: “No matter where you go in the East of Scotland First Division, you’ll find a hard battle. It’s not easy to play good football.

“I try to get my lads to pass it about a bit, it makes it more enjoyable to play, and more enjoyable to watch.

“Just because you are at a level where nobody expects to see good football, does not mean you can’t try to achieve it.”

Selkirk were the only Borders club to be smiling by teatime on Saturday, with Vale of Leithen, Gala Fairydean, Hawick Royal Albert and Peebles Rovers all recording losses.

See this week’s Southern Reporter for a full report from this game – as well as finding out why Prof thought his team were “junk”. And, of course, our round-up of the other local sides in East of Scotland and Border Amateur circles.