United pay the penalty and lose the points

football in net
football in net

Kelso United 1 Ormiston 3

EOS First Division

United lost to promotion chasing Ormiston at Woodside Park and are still searching for league points to climb off the bottom of the table.

The visitors were first to have a sight on goal when a cross from the right was headed by Jonathan Edmund into the path of Brian McEwan on the left side of the box but the winger’s effort sailed wide of the post.

Ormiston took the lead in the 10th minute as Edmund picked up the ball in the box he was chased by Steven Tait who tripped the forward and referee Calum Doyle pointed to the spot. Craig Wojtowycz stepped up and converted the penalty.

United were stung into action and after a mazy run by Johnny Waugh the winger found Ryan Beveridge at the edge of the box however the midfielders shot found the arms of keeper Ross Combe.

Edmund was the main danger of the visitors attack and he drifted across the edge of the box before firing wide.

Ormiston increased their lead twelve minutes after the break as Jordan Mack threaded a ball through to Declan Quinn who rounded keeper Turnbull before slotting into the net.

United began to up their game and some good work down the right by Chris Falconer and Joseph Ngoa set up Beveridge whose 20 yard shot just whistled wide.

Following Ngoa pressurising the visitors defence the ball was knocked onto the head of Jordan Hopkinson whose looping header went over the bar.

United eventually got some reward in the 85th minute as Beveridge battled for a ball in midfield and found Oldham in the box who struck home from close range.

The game was on a knife edge until the penultimate minute of the game when Turnbull caught a cross from the left and as he was about to release the ball Skinner ran into him however the United No 1 took matters into his own hands and lashed out at the Ormiston man. It resulted in Turnbull being sent off and the visitors receiving a penalty. Wojtowycz scored from the spot kick past stand in keeper Willie Stewart.