Heriot-Watt University struck an incredible seven goals in the final 20 minutes of their match against Eyemouth to win 7-2 at Riccarton.
Chris Smith’s students had been trailing 2-0 after goals from Sean Campbell and Ross Wylie had given Eyemouth a healthy lead, but a superb curling free-kick from Sean Muhsin on 69 minutes proved to be the catalyst for the Students, who went on to run riot with Elliot Sutherland, Brian Anderson and Chris Donnelly all netting a brace apiece to complete a sensational turnaround.
“Sean’s goal really gave us the boost we needed to go on and win the game and to do it in the manner in which we did was very impressive,” said Smith.
“We didn’t play badly in the first half. We just couldn’t get into our rhythm and with the injuries we’ve had in the squad it hasn’t been easy”
“But this was such an important win for us, if we had not won today I think it would have been difficult for us to keep up the chase for the second spot.”
The students are next in action tomorrow night when they travel to Hawick Royal Albert (kick-off 7.45pm).
Ormiston cemented their place in second with a 3-0 win at with goals from Steve Finlayson, John Morgan and Jonathan Edmond.
“It was a very good win for us,” said Ormiston manager Brian Johnston. “It keeps us focused for two massive games against Eyemouth tomorrow and then Heriot-Watt on Saturday.”