Edusport Academy 0

Selkirk 2

Allan Milven at Galabank

SELKIRK manager Ian Fergus believes his team have done what few will do this season – win at Galabank.

Since winning promotion to the Lowland League, Edusport Academy have packed their ranks with talented loanees from Premiership clubs, including Rangers, Partick Thistle and Kilmarnock.

Combined with French flare from the Academy players Edu had been unbeaten on their shared ground with Annan Athletic.

But goals from David Banjo and Phil Addison ended the run on Saturday.

Fergus said: “They have a lot of good young players from some of the top clubs in the country and they will cause problems for any team, especially on their home ground.

“I can’t see many teams coming away from Edusport with points so I’m delighted with the win.

“It was a solid performance from us and I was pleased with our effort.

“We didn’t play particularly well against Gala the previous week so it was vital we improved.”

Selkirk controlled the early exchanges without troubling Illies Belkacel too much.

And Edu were quick on the counter attack with Partick Thistle loanee Connor Higgins forcing a fine save from Gregor Amos.

Selkirk took the lead on 26 minutes as David Banjo drove from the half-way line to within 25 yards of goal before unleashing an unstoppable shot into the top left corner.

The visitors continued to push forward with Dale Baxter and Sean McKirdy stretching the home defence.

Both Daryl Healy and Phil Addison went close to extending the advantage.

But Edusport continued to look dangerous with former Ayr United midfielder David Sinclair and Rangers teenager Grant Nelson providing some nice touches.

And only the determined defending of Ricky Miller prevented Higgins being threaded through as half time approached.

Healy almost extended Selkirk’s lead at the start of the second half from a long throw, but Edu scrambled the ball clear.

And Baxter also fired within a few inches of the target as the Yarrow Park club looked to kill off the game.

The second arrived on 68 minutes with Jordan Hopkinson racing to the byline to cut back for Addison to smash the ball into the net.

Amos made a terrific save with his feet to prevent the impressive Higgins reducing the deficit.

But it was Selkirk who continued to look the most likely with Belkacel being tested a few times in the closing stages.

Selkirk. G Amos, R Sclater, R Donaldson, A Fleming (D Greig 52), R Miller, D Healy, D Baxter, S McKirdy, P Addison (C Chalmers 79), D Banjo & J Hopkinson (L Turkington 76).