Selkirk end Edinburgh University cup hopes

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Selkirk gained revenge for their 5-4 Lowland League defeat last week as they beat Edinburgh University 5-2 in the South Challenge Cup.

Couzy See gave Selkirk the lead from 15 yards out in the 26th minute. Selkirk scored three more goals in the next eight minutes through a fierce Garry O’Connor drive, and a Phil Addison double.

Edinburgh made a better start to the second half but were punished further on 50 minutes when a free-kick from the right was headed back across goal and neatly finished off by See. The students pulled a goal back on 70 minutes as Ross Paterson cut in from the left and drove a 25-yard strike into the top corner.

Edinburgh scored their second on 81 minutes, a second for Paterson, when his free-kick into a crowded box deceived keeper Jamie Newman and went in at the far post.

Selkirk upped their game again and it required a fine save from goalkeeper Mark Tait and the crossbar to deny O’Connor a second goal.

The game ended on a sour note when a clash between Edinburgh’s Paul Sutherland and Mark Samson ended with red cards for both players.