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Mixed-bag of results for Border region's football teams

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It's been a day of mixed fortunes for our football teams both north and south of the Border.

Carlisle United were beaten 4-1 by Colchester United, as Keith Curle's men failed to make an impression away from home. It's the first time the Blues have suffered back to back defeats this season.

It was a good day for the Doonhamers as Queen of the South came away with a 3-0 win over St Mirren.

Similar success was not repeated at Stair Park as Stranraer lost 2-1 to Alloa in League One.

In League Two, Annan Athletic were also beaten 2-1 as they welcomed Forfar to Galabank.

However, Berwick Rangers will be pleased with their 1-0 victory over Cowdenbeath.

Jedburgh to host British Rally Championship opener

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It's been announced that the Border Counties Rally will host the first round of the British Rally Championship.

The Jedburgh-based event is already a firm favourite on the calendar of the Scottish Rally Championship, but after the cancellation of the Mid Wales Stages, organisers have decided to use the Borders event as the season opener for the elite British series.

It's expected that the event will bring a welcomed boost to the region's economy, with thousands of spectators expected over the weekend of 18th March.

A strong contingent of local rally drivers will be among the favourites to win the event. These include reigning Scottish Champion and Castle Douglas driver Jock Armstrong, Duns driver Garry Pearson and 2011 British Rally Champion David Bogie from Dumfries.


Curle 'won't be forced to lose key players' in transfer window

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Carlisle United manager Keith Curle says he won't be forced to lose key players in the transfer window.

The Blues boss says he has his eye on a number of targets and won't have to sell any key assets unless the price is right.

We're in a good position whereby any transfers that we do, we are in control of. If we need to sell somebody or want to sell somebody, it is because it is good business for us."

– Keith Curle, Carlisle United manager
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