|50||CM||7||Ross Ballantyne (vc)|
|15||Andy Ward (c)|
Having faced Stirling University in what could best be described as a heated encounter in their previous game the Colts again today faced university opposition in the shape of Edinburgh University. Only a few points ahead in the table this was certainly a six pointer with both teams chasing fourth spot in the table.
Pirrie, Broadfoot and Hunter replaced Munn, Barclay and Black in the Colts starting lineup and in the first 15 minutes of the game the away side seemed like they would have the upper hand, Hunter almost straight from kickoff fashioning a chance for Selkirk with some great play down the right, but the Colts failed to capitalise.
Further excellent chances came for Selkirk and Hunter in the opening stages, the Colts frustrated not to grab what would have been a deserved early lead, but as the game ticked beyond 15 minutes Edinburgh became the dominant force and that's the way it would remain on the day. Two excellent saves by keeper Fahey and a fine saving clearance from Duncan were all that kept the scores level at half time, the home side in the ascendancy.
Into the second half and another early warning shot for Colts as Fahey made another point blank save before there was an injury blow with Ballantyne having to be replaced by Barclay on 50 minutes.
The warning though wasn't heeded and having conceded a soft free kick outside their area Colts were made to pay when the initial effort, which Fahey could only parry, fell to the feet of the home striker who tapped in for 1-0.
A similar story only moments later as a short corner was poorly defended and a ball to the back post wasn't dealt with by youngster Pirrie, the Uni player with a simple header from two yards into an empty net.
Colts had Fahey to thank on two occasions for keeping them in the game as he made two excellent 1 on 1 saves, but the game was made safe for the home side when more poor defending down the Colts left saw a cross allowed into the area far too easily, Fahey's palm away landing at the feet of the home player for a third close range tap in.
In truth, the Colts never laid a glove on the home side in the second half, the keeper not having to make a single save of any note, only two further saves from Fahey keeping the score at 3. The Colts keeper though could do nothing about the Uni fourth as the forward was allowed too much time and space to get the ball down in the box, turn and fire into the bottom corner for 4.
A bad day at the office for the Colts, easily their worst performance of the season and in truth at 4-0 on the day the probably got off lightly, given the saves made by Fahey in the second half. If the Broadwood men harbour any real intention to grab that fourth spot in their inaugural season they will certainly have to put this performance behind them quickly in the coming double header with Gretna 2008.