SELKIRK manager Ian Fergus couldn’t hide his disappointment after conceding a late goal at Raydale Park.
Fergus, who has only lost two of his 10 matches since arriving at Yarrow Park, said: “We were far from our best but still looked like we had done enough to get the three points.
“We defended well for most of the match and Gregor Amos made some timely saves but we were caught out near the end.
“It perhaps shows how far we’ve come that we are leaving Gretna bitterly disappointed to have only drawn.”
Phil Addison, who last week extended his contract for a further season with Selkirk, fired the visitors into the lead in the second minute.
But Gretna enjoyed the share of possession and, despite a workmanlike performance from Ross King, were gaining the upper hand in midfield.
Ricky Miller made several good challenges and Andrew Fleming, who has celebrated his 18th birthday, produced several good clearances from crosses.
Selkirk almost doubled their advantage early in the second half but Addison’s strike came back off the post.
With time running out Gretna were firing balls into the box that the visiting defence did well to clear.
But with only six minutes remaining Jordan Little found a gap to squeeze the ball past Amos.
Selkirk. G Amos, M Christie, R Sclater, R Miller, A Fleming, U Koroma, R King, G Nicholson (F Neave 62), P Addison, K Scott & E Valadka.