North Berwick Colts took a step in the right direction in their quest to achieve a top four finish, in Division 2, against a Peebles side who had started the day only one place behind them in the table. Manager Keith Gibb has set that as a target for his men after admitting that first and second places might be a step too far.
The match was closer than the score line suggests, particularly in the first half. But the away side created more in the second with Peebles seeming to tire in their third game this week. On top of that, they had their team day out the day before which must have zapped even more energy from them.
An even first period remained goalless, although that takes nothing away from the fayre on display as both sides passed the ball about well. It was far from a ‘boring 0-0’ half.
Owen Mackie threatened first for Colts after Peebles goalie Evan Polak had cleared a long ball, but Mackie fired over. And Jack Drijver-Headley rounded Polak but had his cross cut out by Lewis Swan.
Kyle Erskine had a shot tipped wide at the other end, but Ben Duncan came closest to opening the scoring. The big defender found himself with plenty of time to shape up a shot 30 yards out. He struck it beautifully but saw it smack the crossbar.