Profligate Oxgangs are made to pay by Roseburn Thistle

Roseburn Thistle took an early lead against Oxgangs Trinity and never let their opponents back into it
Roseburn Thistle took an early lead against Oxgangs Trinity and never let their opponents back into it
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Roseburn Thistle grabbed a well-fought 4-1 victory when they came up against Oxgangs Trinity at Colinton Mains Park.

Attacking from the outset, the visitors went ahead in the second minute with their first shot on target. Martin Jamieson was put through on goal before he squared it to Adam Tait, who tapped in.

It didn’t take long before Roseburn doubled their advantage. Jamieson again found space in the box and, one-on-one with the goalie, he lobbed the bouncing ball into the net.

The home side responded five minutes later as Paul Young’s corner was headed in with power by Paul Arnold at the near post.

Oxgangs’ hard work to get back into the game was undone before the break. Jamieson’s low ball into the box was fortunate to ricochet off Andy Staing and into the goal.

To their credit, the home side fought back in the second half, but weren’t able to get a break in the final third.

Vincenzo Veglia then made Oxgangs pay for missed chances when he scored Roseburn’s fourth just before full-time with a neat finish in the area.

Harps call the tune

Edinburgh Harps maintained their fine start to the season with a 6-0 drubbing of CS Strollers at Muirhouse.

Bryan Ardley gave the visitors a tenth-minute lead when he found space in between Strollers’ defenders, got on the end of a through ball and slotted in.

Harps continued going forward and it didn’t take long before they extended their lead. Ardley grabbed his and Harps’ second 20 minutes later when he received a through ball in the box before providing a cool finish past the onrushing goalie.

Before half-time they were 3-0 up. After being fouled just inside the area, Ardley stepped up for his hat-trick and put away the resultant penalty.

It was one-way-traffic in this one and in the second half Strollers provided little resistance to Harps’ attacking play, conceding three more.

A brilliant solo run by Cormac O’Brien extended the visitors’ lead further before Kostas Mcgousis got on the end of a through ball to fire in Harps’ fifth of the afternoon.

Javier Sotomayer then rounded off a fine performance by scoring an emphatic sixth ten minutes from time. He jinked past the Strollers’ rearguard before cutting in and finding the net.

Shotts stay unbeaten

Shotts Victoria kept up their unbeaten start to the campaign with a 3-0 win over Forth Community Ams at Calderhead High School.

In the early stages Shotts had a lot of the ball and by the 28th minute they did something with it thanks to Jamie Callan. A free-kick came into the area which found the head of Gary Barr at the far post. His header back across goal was powered in by Callan who found the net from close range.

Shotts grabbed their second and third in quick succession after half-time.

Frazer Kirkland did well to make space on the left-hand side before providing a ball into the box for Richie Barr, who showed a great first touch and an even better second to slot in from 10 yards.

Barr then grabbed his second with a sublime volley from 15 yards to guarantee Shotts the win.