East of Scotland League, Premier Division: Crossgates Primrose 2 Penicuik Athletic 1.

ALAN CAMPBELL insists that Crossgates Primrose won’t be getting carried away despite taking their points tally to 12 from a possible 15.

The in-form Humbug Park outfit registered their fourth win from five against Penicuik Athletic on Saturday, ending the visitors’ 100 per cent start in the process.

A fast start from the hosts saw them take a third-minute lead thanks to David Cross’ fine header but Aiden Walsh equalised midway through the half when he tucked home after Shaun Hunter had saved a shot.

The keenly-fought contest was, however, decided in the home side’s favour with 14 minutes remaining when Brian Ritchie took an excellent touch to control an attempted header clear from a free kick, before sending a fine low finish into the bottom corner of the net.

“It was a great win,” Campbell commented.

“I thought it was a really tight game and it could have gone either way.

“We started really well, got a goal in front, and had a couple of chances to get two ahead. They came back at us and got an equaliser. It was a bit of a soft goal from our point of view.

“It got to about 20 minutes to go and the game was still on a knife-edge. We managed to get back into the game and it was a good finish from Brian Ritchie.

“In the last 10-15 minutes, we saw the game out really well; our keeper never had a save to make. It was a really good win that keeps our momentum going.

“They only missed out on the title last season on goal difference so it’s a good yardstick for where we want to be.

“It was a pretty even game so it was a great win.

“We’ve had a tough run of fixtures so to come out with 12 points from 15,when I probably would’ve taken 10, is a great return.”

East of Scotland League, Premier Division: Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts 1 Musselburgh Athletic 2.

THE SWIFTS fell to a second successive defeat as Musselburgh Athletic collected all three points on Saturday.

Pat Scullion’s side had won their opening four games in the league but saw their 100 per cent start brought to an end at league leaders Penicuik Athletic last Tuesday evening.

Despite the defeat, the Swifts boss was full of praise for his team’s efforts but they were unable to bounce back on home turf as they suffered their first defeat in all competitions this season on their own pitch.

Musselburgh, who came into the game having won at Penicuik, in the preliminary round of the Scottish Cup, three days’ prior to Swifts’ loss there, took the lead after just two minutes when Russell Cairns converted from Andy Jones’ cross.

They went further ahead in the 34th minute when Cairns grabbed his second after running in behind the Swifts defence but home talisman Greig Spence halved the deficit just before the break.

Despite that, the hosts were unable to find a leveller, leaving them sixth in the table – but only three points off top spot.

East of Scotland League, First Division: Rosyth 0 Newtongrange Star 5.

ROSYTH’S difficult start to the season continued.

Following the announcement that co-managers Russell Craig and Dean Ogg will take up new positions at the club, the home side fell to a fifth straight league defeat.

Ryan Porteous, inside a minute, and Ally Elliot put the visitors two goals up inside 11 minutes, and Ryan Ferguson made it 3-0 after Chris Robertson had a penalty saved by Blair Penman.

Robertson did add a fourth for Star, with Jack Gillan adding a fifth, while Rosyth, who remain bottom, also had Darren Ormiston sent off.