Who Dairs wins!
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Action from Steelend's clash.
Picture: Jim Payne
OAKLEY gaffer Jason Dair admitted his side got the breaks as they bounced back from their first league defeat of the season with victory at Armadale.
After riding their luck in the first half to keep the scoreline blank at the break, a tactical switch resulted in an upturn in fortunes in the second period.
Charlie Scarborough opened the scoring but the Blairwood Park side's lead lasted just 10 minutes after a stramash brought the home team level.
However, trialist Sam Bratchia, who is set to be snapped up from the amateur leagues, popped up with the winner in the last 10 minutes.
Dair told Press Sport, "We were pretty lucky on Saturday. We could have been two or three down at half-time but managed to go in 0-0.
"We changed from 4-4-2 to 3-4-3 in the second half and played a bit better and battled a bit more to eventually come out on top.
"We have Bathgate at home this weekend and I imagine we will have to battle hard again if we want to get the three points.
"In this league it's a case of whoever turns up on the day will win."
Although Kelty Hearts were not in league action last weekend, Central Park still welcomed one of the biggest crowds ever seen there on Sunday when a Rangers XI took on the village side in Stefan Winarski's testimonial.
The game had been postponed in August due to administrative problems but the sun shone on Sunday for the veteran who has been a loyal servant to Hearts.
The match ended up all square at 1-1 and it was a fine occasion for Winiarski, who thoroughly enjoyed the big day.
There was further good news for the Jambos when midfielder Neil McCabe proved a stand-out for the Scottish Junior side which took on Ireland at Cooke Park, Tipperary, on Saturday.
Hearts' boss Keith Burgess was in charge of the Scotland side and McCabe played a lead role in the 1-1 draw with Kirkintilloch Rob Roy's Iain Diack grabbing Scotland's goal.
Rosyth remain unbeaten in the league after drawing 1-1 away at Newburgh.
The home side took the lead before Gary Pearson headed Rosyth level before half-time.
Although both teams had chances to win, Rosyth had the better opportunities but couldn't find a way past the Newburgh goalkeeper, who was named Man of the Match.
Rosyth have signed Patrick Robertson from the amateur ranks and are reducing prices for their Central League fixture at home to Kirkcaldy YM this Saturday.
All under-16s will receive free admission. Adult admission is £4 while those attending the match in possession of a current season ticket for any SPL or SFL club will receive half-price entry.
Steelend were thrashed 9-1 at Dundonald while Crossgates' match with Lochgelly was scuppered due to a waterlogged pitch.
Saturday's fixtures: East Super League - Kelty Hearts v Musselburgh; East Premier League - Oakley Utd v Bathgate Thistle; East Central League - Crossgates Primrose v Steelend Vics, Rosyth v Kirkcaldy.