Livingston give Preston Athletic a mauling

Mark Burchill scored twice for Livingston. Photograph: SNS
Mark Burchill scored twice for Livingston. Photograph: SNS
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Livingston made it three consecutive victories with a convincing 5-1 rout of Lowland League club Preston Athletic at the Pennypit last night.

The Lions have been impressive during pre-season, netting 11 goals from their four fixtures to date.

Player and assistant manager Mark Burchill’s brace had the West Lothian club on their way after half an hour, before former Hearts striker Gary Glen made it three with his first goal since making the switch from Ross County.

Rob Ogleby and Ross Lamb added to the scoreline in the second half for John McGlynn’s men.

Elsewhere, Rosewell side Whitehill Welfare were 1-0 victors over East of Scotland team Peebles Rovers at Ferguson Park with John Hall scoring the solitary goal 15 minutes from time, and Edinburgh City ousted Kelty Hearts 3-0 at Central Park with Ross Allum and a Ross Guthrie double sealing the win.