Seniors: Ormiston happy despite defeat at Hibs

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Hibs stretched their lead at the top of the East of Scotland First Division as they beat Ormiston while nearest challengers Berwick Rangers Reserves lost.

The youngsters in green and white won the “derby” at East Mains with goals by Cody Mulhall and Max Todd.

But Ormiston manager Murray Cheyne was pleased. He said: “We were happy about our performance against a quick and fit young Hibs side. We had a couple of really good chances and we deserved a goal. There are lots of positives we can take from the game.”

Ten-man Eyemouth United, who have announced that ex-Hearts star Mike Galloway will be their new manager, defied the odds to claim a home victory over Peebles Rovers and move to second in the table.

Craig Edgar gave Peebles the lead, then Eyemouth were reduced to ten men when Leigh Walker was sent off on 35 minutes. However, the hosts forced an equaliser through James Wilson and took the lead early in the second half through Sean Phillips. Frankie Arthur equalised for Peebles, but Wilson snatched his second to hand Eyemouth victory.

Burntisland Shipyard beat Duns 2-1 in Fife. Pete Bell gave Burntisland the lead, but Duns drew level through Mark Weatherburn. Craig McKay struck the winner for Shipyard.

Hawick Royal Albert survived the sending-off of Andy Williamson to record an impressive 1-0 win over Berwick Rangers Reserves thanks to Michael McKenzie’s goal.

Easthouses Lily twice came from a goal down to draw 2-2 at Kelso. Derek Burnett gave Kelso the lead on 23 minutes only for Scott Borthwick to equalise. Jordan Lauder put the Borders men back in front on 63 minutes, but Craig Stupart levelled – and completed the scoring – four minutes later.

Easthouses boss Dave McQueenie said: “It was a very frustrating game in which we dominated from start to finish. Kelso had two shots at goal and scored with both, while we had 20 and scored two.”