Victoria well beaten

Pencaitland 5

Selkirk Victoria 1


DIVISION A champions Pencaitland proved too good for underdogs Selkirk.

The Vics started well, however, and caused the home side plenty of problems down the left-hand side through Ryan Clapperton, who almost opened the scoring after 10 minutes, but his shot was blocked by the last defender.

Pencaitland opened their account in the 20th minute, the ball met just inside the box and headed into the top corner.

Selkirk almost equalised after half an hour when Ryan Pritchard played Clapperton clear through on goal, but he curled his effort wide of the post.

The home side extended their lead a couple of minutes before the break. A shot from the edge of the box was deflected into the path of the left winger, who bent his shot past Jamie Lyall into the bottom corner.

The hosts went 3-0 up after 55 minutes in fortunate circumstances.

A corner was fired in from the right which resulted in a scuffed shot towards goal. Lyall looked certain to collect the effort, but Vics’ left back William Mercer swung a leg at the ball and it was scooped over the keeper’s head and into the back of the net.

Lyall pulled off some good saves to deny the home side, but a quick double with 20 minutes to go ensured Pencaitland’s progress to the next round.

Grant Brownlee headed home a Clapperton corner in the 85th minute for a deserved consolation goal.

Selkirk Victoria: Lyall, Sharkey, Pritchard, Brownlee, Mercer, Clapperton, Purves, Bodicoat, Ford, Munro, MacFarlane. Subs: King, Douglas, Matheson, McDougall.