Cup Winners' Shield: Drumchapel United 2 Crossgates Primrose 1

DRUMCHAPEL came from being a goal down at half-time to take an early advantage in the Cup Winners Shield.

Primrose were ahead at the break after some great pressing high up the park and a cool finish from Archie Campbell.

They had chances to double their lead but were made to rue their misses when two goals in the space of 10 minutes gave the home side victory.

Crossgates manager Alan Campbell said: “It was a strange game and disappointing result really. I think we should’ve scored again in the second half as we had a lot of really good situations. I think if we had got the second goal, we would’ve won the game. It was a bit of a basketball game second half so anyone could have won it.”

Primrose face Dunbar this weekend and Campbell said: “We’re playing a team that’s fighting for their lives in terms of Dunbar. They’ll be right up for it so we will need to make sure we’re focused and at our best. We can’t get relegated or promoted in the league but we still want to finish as high as possible and there’s boys playing to fight for a place next season so there’s still a lot to play for.”

East of Scotland League Cup: Broxburn 1 Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts 0

IT WASN’T a game for the neutrals as the Swifts exited the League Cup.

Chances were slim for both sides and it took until the 87th minute for Broxburn to break the deadlock with a quick breakaway.

Hillfield manager Grant Brough said: “It really wasn’t a good game for spectators. It wasn’t pretty. There wasn’t really anything between the two sides. It became pretty evident that one goal would be enough to win the game and they got the rub of the green and got the goal. Couldn’t fault the effort of either side it was just one of those games.”

Swifts take on Blackburn United at the weekend and Brough said: “It’s going to be a really challenging game. They’re fighting for their lives and will be desperate for the three points. It’s a must-win for them but it’s also important for us to maintain where we are or even climb up a few positions. Our aim is to finish as high up the league as possible so we’ll be desperate for the win.”

East of Scotland First Division Conference A: Coldstream 1 Rosyth 2

It’s now three wins in three games for Rosyth as they continued to build on their recent form.

Forward Callum Strang put them in front after just 33 seconds and it wasn’t long before Rosyth were 2-0 up as club captain Garry Leighton flicked in a header from a corner.

Coldstream pulled a goal back but Rosyth held on for the win despite only having 11 players in their matchday squad.

Rosyth boss Dean Ogg said: “It was a great win. To make it three in a row has given us a lot of confidence. It was a bit tricky in spells and wasn’t the best game for either side. I tip my hat to the boys who came down for the game. It was a tough game so to do that with only 11 players we had to battle, we had to dig deep.”

Rosyth are without a game this weekend and play their final game of the season on May 14 against Thornton. Ogg said: “It will be nice to have a little bit of a break just so we can get some of the guys back from injuries. It’ll be a tough game battling a team in a similar position to us.”

Saturday's fixtures (kick-offs 2.30pm):– East of Scotland Premier Division: Dunbar United vs Crossgates Primrose, Blackburn United vs Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts. East of Scotland First Division Conference B: Oakley United vs Lochore Welfare.