Leaders St Bernards romped to a 10-1 victory over bottom-of-the-table Dalry Athletic in their Edinburgh East division clash at the Royal High School.
The home side seized control with four goals in the opening 20 minutes. Steven Wilson opened the scoring with a neat finish in the area before Mark Cowan doubled St Bernards’ lead.
Claye Thomson reacted quickest in the area to add another from a loose ball before Wilson’s defence-splitting pass set up Lee Hart to score the fourth. Hart then went on a mazy run from midfield to make it 5-0.
Dalry pulled one back when Kieran Shishodia scored a spectacular overhead kick.
However, the hosts swiftly got back on track with another couple before the break through Steven Clee and Jason McGinness.
St Bernards grabbed three more after the . Gary McKinlay scored a piledriver from 25 yards before Hart grabbed his third of the afternoon and sub Ryan Pollock sealed the win.
Windsor hail debut hero
Musselburgh Windsor secured a 2-1 victory away to Victoria Loco in the Lothian East league.
Tam Rousseau gave the visitors an early lead at Saughton when he dinked the ball over goalkeeper Brian Hannah from close range after the Loco defence failed to deal with a long upfield ball.
On the half-hour mark, Darren Keith put his side on level terms with a towering header from Shaun Dunn’s corner.
Musselburgh got what proved to be the winner in the 50th minute. After patient build-up in the middle of the park, the ball was played through to debutant Graeme Gillan and he kept a cool head to find the back of the net.
With five minutes to go Loco were adamant they should have had a penalty when Dunn was fouled in the area but the referee waved away protests and the visitors held on for the win.
Hobb helps Queensferry
Queensferry Athletic closed the gap at the top of the Edinburgh West Division with a 3-1 win over West Edinburgh United at Queensferry High School.
Paul McAnulty gave the hosts a perfect start when he side-footed in from close range with barely ten minutes on the clock. Queensferry doubled their lead ten minutes later when Graeme Hobb received a pass in the middle of the park, surged forward and rifled the ball into the back of the net from the edge of the penalty box.
Hobb then struck his side’s third five minutes later, when, after playing a one-two with Scott Houston, he beat the Edinburgh goalie with another strike from around 18 yards out.
Chris Deignon pulled one back late on for the visitors when he pounced on a loose ball deep in the Queensferry half. Edinburgh were unable to build on the goal, however, and the home side held on to take the points.