Peebles Rovers 1

Arniston Rovers 0

MANAGER Allan McDonald hailed his players after they picked up only their second win this season.

McDonald answered an SOS earlier this month to return to the Whitestone Park dugout.

And although he suffered a 2-0 defeat in his first match at fortnight ago, the additional players he has since brought in made a difference on Saturday.

Although it took a late strike from trialist Cain Clinton to secure the points, the new manager believes it was deserved.

He said: "The boys showed great character and played well in extremely difficult conditions.

"Apart from a couple of efforts from distance Arniston didn't trouble our goal.

"We needed a win to get a bit of confidence back at the club, although we know we'll have to roll up our sleeves and work just as hard this weekend."

Peebles had enjoyed the majority of the possession and territory during a hard-fought first half.

Debutants Mike Robertson and Matty Underhill both showed up well.

But Rovers almost fell behind on the stroke of half time as a Fleming shot rattled Tom Kerr's crossbar.

After the interval it was the visiting keeper, Easton, who had to produce several outstanding saves to keep his team on level terms.

Despite the pitch cutting up badly, Peebles continued to play attractive football.

And they were rewarded with Clinton, who is on placement at Borders General Hospital, shooting over the Arniston keeper to secure the victory.

This weekend Rovers host St Andrew's at Whitestone Park.