Ormiston manager Brian Johnston was less than impressed to see his side let a three-goal half-time lead slip against Eyemouth United only to be rescued by a late wonder strike.
First-half goals from Dean Woods and a double from George Cunningham had seemingly put Ormiston in an unassailable position.
But Eyemouth hit back with three goals before Jonathan Edmond’s 25-yard strike earned Ormiston a crucial win to keep them in pole position for the second promotion slot in the First Division. “We just lost our focus in the second half, we thought we could go on and score more goals and we left ourselves open at the back for Eyemouth,” said Johnston.
“We were terrific in the first half and we’ve scored a fantastic winning goal but I wasn’t happy with our complacent attitude in the second half.”
Unbeaten Peebles Rovers took another big step towards title success as they triumphed 3-2 over a spirited Heriot-Watt at Whitestone Park.
Watt were rocked by injuries to defenders Andy Forbes and Neil Robb during the game, but they gave a good account of themselves with Ryan Higgins and Sean Muhsin on target.
Peebles were not about to surrender their fantastic unbeaten run – which is now 18 matches – and a double from Paul Murray and a Frankie Arthur strike puts them nine points clear at the top.
Tonight, Heriot Watt can leapfrog rivals Duns into third place if they can defeat Burntisland at Riccarton (7.30pm kick-off). Tomorrow, Ormiston travel to Hawick Royal Albert looking to make amends for their 1-0 defeat at Albert Park two weeks ago (7.45pm kick-off).