Last season’s Super League champions Bonnyrigg Rose kicked off their East of Scotland League Conference B campaign with 8-1 dismantling of Tranent.
Rose were 6-0 up in the first half through efforts from Lewis Turner, Dean Hoskins, Lee Currie, an own goal and a Kyle Wilson double. The hosts got one back before half-time, but further goals from Currie and Louis Swanson ensured an emphatic victory.
Also in Conference B, Bo’ness United centre back Ross Campbell hit his second hat-trick in five days as his team ran out 5-0 winners against Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale. Fraser Keast and Marty Wright were also on the scoresheet for the BUs.
Haddington Athletic won 4-2 at home to Dalkeith Thistle, despite falling behind early to a Paul Tansey penalty. Scott Moffat hauled the hosts level, only for Tansey to score his second of the match. Andy Jones brought the Hi-Hi level before the break, but Joe Hamill’s men went down to ten when Ali Simpson was sent off. That didn’t perturb them, however, as another Moffat strike and Ross King’s first for the club ensured victory.
Linlithgow Rose beat Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts 10-0 in Conference C, with striker Tommy Coyne scoring four. Arniston Rangers and Craigroyston were also victorious.