East of Scotland: Leith Athletic are five alive

Robbie Mason scored for Leith Athletic
Robbie Mason scored for Leith Athletic
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LEITH ATHLETIC made a superb start to their East of Scotland League campaign with a 5-1 victory over Craigroyston at St Mark’s Park.

James Hainey netted after four minutes, Robbie Mason doubled the advantage on 38 minutes from the penalty spot, and both Mason and Hainey doubled their tally in the second half with Leith skipper Grant Burns netting from a free-kick. Steven Moncur netted a consolation for Craigroyston in stoppage time, before Craig Dickson was ordered off for a second bookable offence.

Civil Service Strollers boss Alex Cunningham lost to his former club as Spartans EOS triumphed 3-1 at Ainslie Park.

Spartans striker Andy Howat grabbed two goals for Colin Tomassi’s side, with Strollers defender Blair McWhirter scoring an own goal.

Jason Young replied for Civil but they spurned an opportunity to pull level when Ross Gilpin saved a Jordan Finnie penalty.

Ian Little secured his first point as Heriot-Watt manager as the students came from behind twice to earn a 3-3 draw at Stirling University EOS.

Watt recovered from the loss of two early goals, with Chris Donnelly and Liam Walker levelling before Anton Dowds netted another equaliser late on after Stirling restored their lead.

Ormiston drew 2-2 with Burntisland Shipyard with Andy Jones and Michael Hamilton netting at Recreation Park.

Tonight, Leith host Kelso United at Meadowbank while Spartans entertain Duns. Both matches kick off at 7.45pm.

Heriot-Watt welcome Eyemouth United to Riccarton (7.30pm). Tomorrow, Lothian Thistle face Craigroyston at Saughton Enclosure while Ormiston travel to Hawick Royal Albert (both 7.45pm).