Seniors: Ogunro just happy with Uni’s three points

Calum Murray, heading the ball, scored four goals for Uni. George Nikolaidis, below, scored the other, and there was an own goal (library pictures)
Calum Murray, heading the ball, scored four goals for Uni. George Nikolaidis, below, scored the other, and there was an own goal (library pictures)
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Edinburgh University manager Dorian Ogunro insists gaining three points in their quest to climb the Central Taxis Premier Division table was far more important than the nature of their 6-1 win at Civil Service Strollers.

Calum Murray netted a four-goal haul for Uni which let them taste victory for the first time since October 12, a bleak run of four games.

The students opened the scoring through George Nikolaidis and they also benefited from a Strollers’ own goal, but Ogunro refused to get carried away as his side leapfrogged Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale, who were on cup duty, into fifth place.

“There’s no point in getting excited over a few points,” said Ogunro. “We try to keep a lid on it. The players are obviously happy because they won, but then I’d say that we haven’t played that badly in the games we’ve lost recently.

“In every game, we’ve made more than enough chances but not been ruthless enough. We were clinical against Strollers, but they gave us a a few freebies, too.”

Ross McNeil’s Strollers, who countered through Gavin Pettigrew, remain rooted to the foot of the top tier.

“It’s a learning curve for everyone,” said McNeil. “We’re bringing in a few good players but, to be fair, a few of them have not had a lot of game time this season.

“It is going to take a bit of time for us to gel and sort things out, but we knew that at the start. Fair play to Edinburgh University – they played some good football and well deserved their victory.”

Elsewhere, David Stewart notched a hat-trick as Spartans EOS thrashed league leaders Stirling University 6-2 at Ainslie Park. Mike Gray, Chris O’Day, and Ian Ballantyne were also on the mark for Alex Cunningham’s side.