McKinnon’s men rue missed chances

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IT’S been a challenging season for Mike McKinnon’s men so far and, with an East of Scotland fixture against Division One title challengers Eyemouth United on the cards for tomorrow, it doesn’t look like getting any easier for Selkirk.

That’s if the game goes ahead. The other hurdle facing the team is the weather.

Last weekend the Souters went down 2-1 against Craigroyston following an injury-time winner from sub Mark Hendrie, a result which the Selkirk manager found hard to swallow.

He told The Wee Paper: “Although we had nothing to show for it, we played very well against Craigroyston last Saturday. I thought we deserved a draw at least as we were the better side in the second half. Unfortunately, we didn’t take our chances, but that’s the way it goes.”

Looking ahead to tomorrow’s tussle, McKinnon added: “Eyemouth have been doing well this season and have a top manager in Carl Hudson. He really knows the game and will have his team well organised for Saturday.

“If we show the same effort and play in the same manner as we did against Craigroyston, we are in with a shout of doing something though.”

Craigroyston opened the scoring last weekend when Chris Gordon squeezed a shot through the legs of John Dodds in the visitors,’ goal. Selkirk enjoyed a brief spell of pressure in the opening half, but their attempts were either off target or easy to save.

A much better performance in the second half saw the Borderers score when a Michael Holness cross was headed in by David Battle.

It looked as though they had at least salvaged a point, but in the third minute of added time Hendrie shot home to steal the points.

z Selkirk are holding a seven-a-side tournament on Sunday, May 5, at Yarrow Park.

Limited to 32 teams, the event has already attracted 15 entries from all over the Borders, East Lothian and Edinburgh. Entries cost £25 and forms are available from the club or via its Facebook and Twitter pages.

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