Craigroyston enhanced their promotion prospects to the Central Taxis Premier Division when the St Mark’s Park side returned from south of the Border with a 3-2 victory over Berwick Rangers Reserves at Shielfield.
Berwick took the lead after only three minutes when Kenny O’Brien scored before Craigroyston equalised midway through the first half. Craig Dickson was brought down on the edge of the Berwick penalty box and the ball broke for Paul Lynch who placed a left-foot shot into the far corner. Later in the half a Mark Hendrie free kick was not dealt with by the Berwick defence and Dickson hit the net through a ruck of defenders.
Craigroyston increased their advantage with ten minutes left when Hendrie curled home a 25-yard effort, although they lived dangerously after Josh Morris converted a penalty.
In the Premier Division, Edinburgh City lost 5-1 away to Gretna 2008. City had goalkeeper Andrew Stobie sent off for aiming a kick at Gretna’s Paul Leighfield and defender Ross MacNamara took over in goal.