Gary Jardine hails his Edinburgh City

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Edinburgh City boss Gary Jardine hailed his rampant Lowland League leaders after they marched five points clear at the top with a 3-0 win over second-place Selkirk at Meadowbank last night.

Goals from Ross Guthrie, John Dunn and Ross Allum helped the surprise pacesetters maintain their perfect start to the campaign.

“That was our most pleasing win of the season because we didn’t play well at all,” admitted Jardine. “Selkirk have got loads of quality and they were on top in parts of the game. We needed an absolute cracker of a goal from Ross to get ahead and that gave us the confidence to go on and win the game.”

Guthrie fired a 20-yard opener in 34 minutes before Dunn rounded Jamie Newman and slotted into an empty net just before the break. Allum sealed the win with a brilliant finish three minutes from the end before Selkirk talisman Garry O’Connor was sent off in the last minute.

It was the Borderers’ first league defeat and boss Stevie Forrest said: “That was absolutely dreadful. We crumbled and I’m disgusted.”