With Hibs’ youngsters participating in a mid-season tournament in Turkey, Easthouses Lily closed to within four points of the Easter Road fledglings at the top of the Central Taxis First Division by winning 4-0 at Duns.
Craig Stupart, Ally Elliot, John Hunter and Paul McDermott scored for Lily, who still have a game in hand over league leaders Hibs.
“It wasn’t the best we’ve played,” observed Lily boss Dave McQueenie. “But, we are very happy with the result and the clean sheet, which keeps pressure on Hibs at the top.”
Ormiston leapfrogged opponents Eyemouth United into fourth place as goals by Daniel Keane and Conor Ramage helped the hosts to victory.
Kyld Auld struck the post for Ormi in the first half, but Mark White’s own goal put Eyemouth 1-0 up.
An own goal at the other end restored parity, before Keane and Ramage struck within the last quarter of an hour to seal three points for Ormi boss Murray Cheyne.
“It was a result we really needed to get the second half of the season off to a good start,” said Cheyne.
“Given that the squad was under strength through some late call-offs, it was a great team performance, particularly in the second half.”
Ex-Hearts midfielder Colin Cameron scored as a trialist for Burntisland Shipyard in the Fife side’s 3-1 defeat of Hawick Royal Albert. The result lifts Shipyard from the bottom of the table to seventh place.