Junior wrap: King haunts old club, first goal for Thomson

Kevin Thomson netted a free-kick for Tranent, but Haddington roared back to win 3-1. Pic: TSPL
Kevin Thomson netted a free-kick for Tranent, but Haddington roared back to win 3-1. Pic: TSPL
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Stevie McLeish was denied all three points on his return to Olivebank as Newtongrange Star boss when Matti King netted a late equaliser against his former club.

The striker pounced in the last minute to bag a point for his new side, having left Star last season. The visitors looked set for the win having led since early in the opening period through Sean Lally’s effort.

Bonnyrigg Rose were too strong for near rivals Penicuik Athletic at New Dundas Park, with Robbie Horn’s men strolling to a 3-0 victory.

Keiran McGachie notched the opener for the hosts after 25 minutes, before strike partner Sean Jamieson, buoyed by his four goals in Sunday’s Scottish Cup hammering of Glasgow University, made it two before the break.

Jamieson headed home a third after the interval from Fraser McLaren’s whipped cross into the box.

Linlithgow Rose picked up their second Super League win on the trot with a 2-1 success at home to Broxburn Athletic.

Max Christie’s men took the lead on 37 minutes through Kieran Anderson, but they were pegged back straight away as Tommy Coyne tucked away a controversial penalty three minutes later.

Kevin Kelbie secured the win early in the second half and Rose could’ve scored more but in the end they just held on for all three points.

Bo’ness United were 3-1 winners away to Fauldhouse, with summer signings Ruari and Roddy MacLennan opening their accounts for the Newtown Park men after their move from fierce rivals Linlithgow Rose.

Striker Fraser Keast scored either side of the two brothers before the home side grabbed a consolation late on.

In the Premier League, Haddington Athletic were comfortable 3-1 winners at home to title favourites Tranent Juniors.

Kevin Thomson struck his first goal for the Belters with a free-kick after 25 minutes but the home side responded immediately as Robert Berry curled a free-kick of his own past goalkeeper Conor Wood.

Chris Robertson put the Hi-Hi deservedly in front before the break and Paul Devlin secured a big win for the Millfield Park men with just over ten minutes remaining.

Arniston Rangers continued their impressive start to the campaign with a 1-0 triumph away to Dalkeith Thistle thanks to Nicky Faulds second half 
effort.