Souters make a point at home

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Selkirk 1

Spartans 1

Selkirk held Spartans to a draw on Saturday, emphasising the fact that they seem to be slowly working their way out of their rut.

However, the Souters are still looking for their first win since November, and the city slickers probably should have taken all three points, had they been more ruthless when chances arose.

Selkirk boss Stevie Forrest said: “We have picked up two points in our last two games against good sides, but it could well have been six points.

“Our attitude is good and we are starting to play well, and I am looking forward to our next game against Dalbeattie.”

Selkirk were the first to threaten, as Paul Tansey’s cross was headed against the post by Ouzy See and Garry O’Connor tested keeper Kevin Swain with a free kick.

At the other end, Selkirk number one Jamie Newman stopped a Keith McLeod effort, before the latter ballooned a sitter over the bar following a Kevin Motion free kick.

Into the second half, McLeod somehow missed an even simpler chance before Selkirk went ahead in the 58th minute. Jon McInally’s corner was flicked on by Phil Addison to See, who thumped the ball home.

Alan Brown saved Spartans’ blushes with a 10-yard strike and the city men could have grabbed a win, but the flurry of openings which fell their way late in the game failed to come to anything.

It was another frustrating 90 minutes for the Ainslie Park outfit, who have experienced a dip in form since their Scottish Cup run.

The crowd was bolstered by some 200 members of Groundhoppers UK, who also took in matches at Innerleithen and Galashiels on the same day.