Uni’s show against Loons is a pleaser

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Michael Renwick, head coach of East Seniors Central Taxis Premier Division side Heriot Watt University, watched his team lose 2-0 to SFL Second Division club Forfar Athletic in a pre-season friendly although he was pleased with his students’ performance.

“It was a very close game and the two goals Forfar scored were direct from a free-kick and a penalty late in the game,” said Renwick. “I was very pleased with where we are ”

The students held a strong Forfar team for more than 60 minutes before Gavin Swankie scored with an exquisite free-kick from 25 yards. The same player netted from the penalty spot in the closing stages.

Former Spartans player Omar Kader had another impressive game for Forfar as did ex-Edinburgh City and Stirling University left-sided player, Danny Denholm.

Tomorrow, several East Seniors clubs are involved in pre-season friendlies with Spartans hosting SFL Third Division side Annan Athletic, kick-off 3pm, Edinburgh University await Newtongrange Star (2pm), Heriot-Watt University entertain Haddington Athletic (2pm) while Craigroyston travel to meet Arthurlie and Edinburgh City head west to St Anthony’s.