East of Scotland League, Premier Division: Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts 3 Haddington Athletic 0

GREIG SPENCE continued his goalscoring form by bagging a double.

The experienced forward's goals in the 21st and 25th minutes on Saturday set Pat Scullion's side on their way to a deserved victory after a strong performance.

The first of the former Cowdenbeath, Raith Rovers and Alloa Athletic hitman's brace came from a penalty, which he had won, while his second was a striker's finish from a rebound after a shot from one of his team-mates.

Callum Murray rounded the visiting goalkeeper and added a third in the 57th minute to seal the match, which saw the Swifts hit the woodwork on three separate occasions.

Boss Scullion said: "I though we performed at a good level throughout. We had worked on a few things in training and there’s a clear will and desire from the boys to learn and develop.

"We managed to pick up the three points and I thought, over the piece, we were quite convincing and limited them to a few chances."

After four wins from four, Swifts find themselves second in the table on goal difference, but attention focuses to the Alex Jack Cup this weekend and a visit to holders Crossgates Primrose.

"The boys performed well in the last round of the cup," Scullion continued.

"Both teams will be thinking they've got a good chance of winning it so it should be a good game."

East of Scotland League, Premier Division: Oakley United 1 Broxburn Athletic 4

PETER GOLDIE believes fans would have been wondering how his Oakley United side were beaten by a three-goal margin.

Despite falling behind after just 12 minutes, the Blairwood Park team were competitive throughout, spurning an excellent chance to level in a one-on-one with the visiting goalkeeper with 15 minutes to go.

They were made to pay for that miss when Broxburn scored almost immediately after, and then adding two more in a clinical four-minute spell, before Stevie Day slotted home a consolation penalty in stoppage time.

Oakley are joint bottom of the table, having yet to register a point after four games, but boss Goldie said: "For anyone who was at that game they must have been questioning how we lost 4-1.

"They never really caused us much problems after their first goal until that five-minute complete loss of concentration. We need to learn that we can’t do that at this level or we end up getting punished as we were on Saturday.

"We just need that result to give us a bit of confidence."

Oakley take on Kinnoul in the Alex Jack Cup this weekend and Goldie added: "I’m looking forward to it. We’ve had two good results in the cup already.

"We have some players coming back from injury so that’ll bolster the squad. It’s a good chance to have a wee cup run. We win a couple and we’re in a quarter-final so it's an opportunity. It’s also coming at a good time for us to regroup."

Traderadiators.com South Challenge Cup, first round: Crossgates Primrose 1 University of Stirling 3

PRIMROSE were knocked out despite a good performance against their Lowland League opponents.

A well-worked throw-in, which was bundled home, gave the visitors a first-half lead but, after starting well after the break, Crossgates were rewarded when Scott Lawrie tucked away a penalty for the equaliser.

Alan Campbell's men were on top but were caught out by a quick free kick routine before hitting the bar and missing some good chances to force the tie into extra time.

Crossgates had the ball in the net twice, but both were disallowed, before the students sealed the match with a goal that took a big deflection to give home keeper Shaun Hunter no chance.

"I thought we did more than enough to get it into extra time," Campbell said.

"On the balance of play, there was nothing between the teams really, and it came down to a couple of key moments. I thought the goals were disallowed wrongly so we’re disappointed to not get anything from the game."

This Saturday, holders Primrose take on Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts in the Alex Jack Cup, and Campbell added: "We’re at home and against anyone at home we fancy our chances. We need to take our chances a bit better and, hopefully, we can get a result."

Crossgates Primrose 4 Oakley United 3, East of Scotland League, Premier Division

On Tuesday evening, Primrose defeated Oakley United in a seven-goal thriller at Humbug Park.

Goals from Cammy Muirhead and Archie Campbell put the home side two goals up inside 33 minutes in the Premier Division derby, but Aidan Kemp reduced the arrears four minutes before the break.

Two goals in six minutes from Derek Murray and Johnny Harrison swung the game the visitors' way early in the second half, but Muirhead levelled with 13 minutes to go.

The Crossgates man completed his hat-trick just five minutes later to seal victory, their third from four league outings, and leave Oakley seeking their first point since promotion.

Traderadiators.com South Challenge Cup, first round: Rosyth 0 Gartcairn 3

ROSYTH started their tie with Gartcairn with a decent amount of possession but failed to create anything in what was a flat performance.

Gartcairn broke the deadlock on 35 minutes from a corner and the visitors doubled their lead on 75 minutes when, from a ball into the box that Rosyth failed to clear, the Gartcairn striker had an easy finish from six yards out, before a third goal late on sealed their victory.

Rosyth co-manager, Russell Craig, said: "I thought it was flat to be honest. We didn’t really create a lot over the 90 minutes. Overall, it was a very nothing day.

"We’re disappointed to go out the cup and we thought this could’ve been a chance to push on."

Rosyth play Luncarty this weekend and Craig added: "They’ll be a strong team but we’re working hard to see how we can address what went on on Saturday and fingers-crossed we can get a result."

Saturday's fixtures (all kick-offs 2.30pm): Alex Jack Cup, second round – Crossgates Primrose v Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts, Oakley United v Kinnoull, Rosyth v Luncarty.