Hat-trick heroes Guthrie and O’Connor meet again

Jack Guthrie scored three in Edinburgh Uni's 5-4 win over Selkirk. Pic: Jon Savage
Jack Guthrie scored three in Edinburgh Uni's 5-4 win over Selkirk. Pic: Jon Savage
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Edinburgh University and Selkirk meet again this weekend after last Saturday’s nine-goal epic at Yarrow Park in which the students’ Jack Guthrie and the Borderers’ Garry O’Connor hit hat-tricks.

The Uni striker’s goals were telling as Dorian Ugunro’s team edged the game 5-4 and Guthrie revealed the last thing he expected was to be going goal-for-goal with a former Scotland striker.

“It was surreal,” he said. “I wouldn’t have imagined scoring a hat-trick in the same game as him before the season.

“I’ve scored a few recently, which has been nice, so hopefully I can keep up that form.”

The forward is hoping Uni can build on their recent results when the teams face each other at Peffermill in the South Challenge Cup tomorrow. “We’re feeling confident going into the weekend,” he said.

Preston Athletic host in-form Stirling Uni and aim to build on a good result away to Whitehill last Saturday.

Chris Cairney is available for the Panners following suspension and boss Willie Kirk hopes Hearts loanee Aaron Scott will be available after returning to training this week.

Elsewhere, Spartans welcome Burntisland Shipyard to Ainslie Park, having previously enjoyed a 7-0 victory over the same opponents in the Image Printers Cup last month.