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Last-gasp Vics continue winning ways

  • by GALA HOTSPUR 3 SELKIRK VICTORIA 4
 

BAL DIVISION B

A DRAMATIC last-gasp victory not only gave Vics a fourth win from their last five league games, but has hoisted them into fifth position in the division with still 12 games remaining.

With only six points separating first and fifth place there is still plenty to play for – and following the Souters’ gutsy showing last weekend anything is possible.

Visitors Vics started brightly and were rewarded after 10 minutes when Shaun Wilson drove home a sweet strike from the edge of the box. And, 15 minutes later, Selkirk went two up when Gala keeper Glen Murray could only get a fingertip to Alistair Orr’s powerful shot.

However, Gala’s Sean Pringle reduced the arrears with a great strike which beat Michael White in the Vics’ goal.

Hotspur came out fighting in the second period and Stewart Robertson got his head on the end of a diagonal cross for a 55th-minute equaliser. Gala’s confidence grew and an acrobatic effort from Robertson put them ahead.

With five minutes left, however, the momentum swung again with Orr unleashing another unstoppable shot to make it 3-3.

The winning goal came with only two minutes remaining. Ross Purves, playing as a makeshift striker following forced changes to the forward line, hit a long-range effort which dipped under the bar and into the back of the net.

Tomorrow Vics entertain Coldstream Amateurs in the league (2pm k.o.).

 

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