PRESTON ATHLETIC staged a dramatic stoppage-time turnaround at the Pennypit last night to claim a 2-1 win and deny Edinburgh University their first points of the Ferrari Packaging Lowland League season.
Finn Daniels Yeoman’s first-half strike had the Students ahead at the interval and looked to have earned Dorian Ogunro’s side their maiden win before the Panners’ late salvo gave manager Colin Jack what looked like an unlikely three points.
Jamie Beaton converted a 91st-minute penalty and, if that wasn’t cruel enough, Gary Nicolson struck the winner in the 93rd minute to snatch the victory for Jack’s side, leaving their opponents rooted to the bottom of the table without a point to their name so far.
Edinburgh City continue to set the pace at the top of the table after a 3-0 win over Gala Fairydean Rovers at Meadowbank.
It was a first-half demolition job as the champions put the game to bed in the first 45.
Sean Muhsin claimed his second goal in as many home Lowland League games when he finished off an intricate team move on four minutes.
Ross Allum then made it four goals in three games for him with a strike after 23 minutes before Shaun Harrison completed the scoring just after the half-hour mark.
A last-minute Garry O’Connor goal condemned Spartans to defeat at Yarrow Park as Selkirk ran out 3-2 winners.
Dougie Samuel’s side failed to follow up Saturday’s first win of the season over Dalbeattie Star despite Dean Horribine put the visitors ahead five minutes after the break.
Phil Addison levelled for the home side seven minutes later. He got his and Selkirk’s second just after the hour before substitute Keith Murray looked to have rescued a point for Spartans with a goal five minutes from time. However, O’Connor struck to ensure the points stayed in Selkirk.
BSC Glasgow staged a second-half comeback to beat Whitehill Welfare 2-1 at Ferguson Park. Callum Connolly’s back-post header put Welfare in front but second-half strikes from Ross McKinnon and Ciaran Johnston meant BSC left with full points.