Amateurs: Horton strikes to secure Hermiston win

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Jamie Horton scored late on to snatch a 2-1 win for Hermiston Vale against Musselburgh Windsor in the Lothian East Division at Sighthill.

After Ross Elliot put the hosts ahead 20 minutes in, Musselbugh fought back and looked likely to take a point with the game coming to a close. With minutes to spare though Horton twisted and turned in the area to fire the ball in for the win.

With 17 minutes on the clock it was the visitors who could, and probably should, have been ahead. Kristoffer Mack delivered a corner into the six yard box and Mark Finlayson sent a towering header crashing off the bar.

It turned out to be a costly miss for Musselburgh as minutes later Elliot fired past Mussie goalie Jordan Dunsmore.

Despite bar and post being hit on at least half a dozen occasions between the sides, the scoreline remained unchanged until the 70th minute mark. Musselburgh had looked a more dangerous outfit after the break and they grabbed a deserved equaliser when Finlayson converted David Glynn’s square ball from close range.

It was anybody’s game with 20 minutes to go but Horton had the final say on things when he clinically slotted the ball in two minutes from time.

• Gordon provides Tonic for Fernieside

Chris Gordon bagged a brace for Fernieside as they ran out 3-0 winners against Lochend in Premier Division 1 at Peffermill.

Fernieside took the initiative when Alistair Graham was fouled in the area the referee immediately awarded a penalty. Gordon converted.

It knocked the wind out of the visitors’ sails and in the second half the Fernieside capitalised, piling on the pressure in a bid to extend their lead. They eventually grabbed another with 15 minutes to go when Ryan Stewart scored from a Gordon cut-back.

The hosts found a third of the afternoon late on when Gordon rounded the keeper to score his second and Fernieside’s third.

• Mayfield cut gap at top

Mayfield & Easthouses AFC grabbed a hard-fought 3-1 away win over Whitburn Bluebell in Premier Division 2 at King George V Park.

The win lifts the South Edinburgh side to within two points of the league leaders Linlithgow Thistle, with only three points separating the top five teams.

The visitors took the lead on 15 minutes when Martin Hughes was played in behind the defence and he slotted past Whitburn keeper Christopher Coyne.

Ten minutes later Mark Moncrieff doubled the lead, breaking down the left hand flank before cutting in and finding the bottom corner of the net.

Before half time David Gillan guaranteed the Edinburgh side the points when he headed in Sean Dillon’s cross.

Whitburn looked an improved side after the break and grabbed a consolation when Christopher Marshall’s attempted a cross-cum-shot found the net.