East of Scotland round-up: Tranent’s run goes on | Penicuik survive late scare | More woe for Whitehill

Tranent maintained their unbeaten start to their Premier Division campaign with a dominant 4-1 victory on the road at Sauchie.

Monday, 26th August 2019, 6:30 am

Striker Scott Moffat struck his first two goals for the club after moving from Musselburgh Athletic, while centre-back Dean Whitson netted a long-range stunner and frontman Jamie Devlin scored their fourth to remain hot on the heels of leaders Linlithgow Rose with a game in hand.

Penicuik Athletic were also victorious on their travels as they survived a late fightback from their trip to Dundonald Bluebell, emerging with all three points after a 3-2 win.

It was an important three points for Penicuik after the disappointment of last weekend’s loss at home to Hill of Beath and they were dominant for an hour in Fife.

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Sam Jones struck the opener for Kevin Milne and Tony Begg’s side after just 12 minutes when he side footed into the back of the net after a terrific run down the left from Paul Tansey, who squared the ball across goal for his team-mate.

Captain Callum Connolly headed in number two for the visitors just after he interval, before Aaron Ponton looked to have wrapped up a comfortable win with their third goal after 68 minutes.

The hosts ensured a nervous finale, however, with goals from Ross Drummond and Michael Ness.

Whitehill Welfare remain rooted to the bottom of the league with just a point to their name after they lost out 2-1 at home to Camelon, while Musselburgh Athletic lost 2-1 at Crossgates and Bo’ness United won 1-0 away to Jeanfield Swifts with Brian Morgan netting the winner.

In First Division Conference A, Leith Athletic edged a thriller away to Burntisland 6-5, while Haddington Athletic were 4-1 winners away to St Andrews United.

In Conference B, Arniston Rangers edged Stirling University 4-3, Edinburgh United beat Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts 2-1 and Preston Athletic were dominant 6-1 winners over Hawick Royal Albert United.