East of Scotland League, Premier Division: Crossgates Primrose 4 Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale 1

CROSSGATES PRIMROSE recorded their fifth league from six thanks to a powerful second-half performance.

Alan Campbell's side, who lost narrowly at Jeanfield Swifts midweek, took an early lead through Cammy Dow but were pegged back in the opening period by Liam O'Donnell.

Cammy Muirhead's goal 10 minutes after the restart restored the home side's advantage, before further efforts from Andy McDonald and Archie Campbell completed a fine afternoon's work ahead of this weekend's match at home to leaders Linlithgow Rose.

Campbell said: "In the second half, we stepped up a gear and there was a 10-15 minute spell where we were quite clinical in our finishing and took the game away from them. It was pleasing to create chances and take them."

The visit of in-form Rose, who have scored 35 goals in nine matches, to fourth-top Primrose promises to be an intriguing one, and Campbell added: "Defensively, we were quite good on Saturday, and hopefully we can build on that.

"If we can get that side right, then we'll be hard to deal with, because we've got goals in us. We're under no illusions; it will be a tricky game. We're underdogs but I think that suits us. We'll try and make it as difficult as possible."

East of Scotland League, Premier Division: Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts 1 Tynecastle 2

INVERKEITHING Hillfield Swifts' run without a win has stretched to six games.

After a 3-3 draw at Broxburn Athletic on Wednesday night, in which Callum Murray gave them the lead, before Tommy Simpson and a trialist earned them a point from 3-1 down, Pat Scullion's team led against their capital opponents on home turf.

Liam Kelly's goal put them in the driving seat at half-time and they looked on course for a first win since August until Ryan Cameron equalised five minutes into the second period.

Then, with just five minutes left, Michael Bianco struck the winner for Tynecastle, condemning Swifts to their fourth league loss which leaves them ninth in the table.

East of Scotland League, Premier Division: Oakley United 1 Musselburgh Athletic 6

PETER GOLDIE is hopeful his Oakley United squad will have some fresh faces ahead of this weekend's trip to Vale of Leithen.

The Blairwood Park gaffer is keen to add to his pool after being hit with a number of absences in recent weeks, which was the case against Musselburgh Athletic.

Following a 1-0 reverse at Tynecastle midweek – a defeat Goldie felt was "frustrating" after watching his side create and spurn several chances – they had no answer to their East Lothian visitors on Saturday bar a Scott Bruce consolation early in the second half.

Goldie said: "On Saturday, we were missing seven of our starting 11, which is absolutely massive when you're relying on some of the under-20s to come up.

"Saturday is a massive game for us. Vale of Leithen have not got off to the best start – I know they beat Hill of Beath – so it is an opportunity to get points on the board. At this stage, it's more about results than performances.

"We need to try and keep positive. I have to try and remind the players that it is a long season, and that we need to stick together. One win can change the season."

East of Scotland League, First Division: Rosyth 4 Coldstream 0

GREIG DENHAM has praised his players for a "positive and encouraging start" after Rosyth clinched a second home win in a row.

Ryan McDonald's header gave the hosts the initiative, which Tam Hampson doubled from the penalty spot, before Callum Strang and Matthew Gallacher found the net to complete the scoring.

"I'm happy we got a response after the disappointment of getting beat at Lochore," Denham said.

"It was a good result. I thought the scoreline flattered Coldstream; we could've been more clinical in our finishing.

"We played with two strikers and the two of them looked to be building up an understanding so it was really positive, right through the team. It was nice to get a clean sheet at home.

"So far, certainly in the home games, we've managed to keep the back door shut, and create opportunities, which has enabled us to have comprehensive victories.

"It has been a good, positive and encouraging start, but there's a lot of hard work ahead.

"I'm delighted for the players. We've asked them to train at a tempo and enthusiasm, and take it into games, their efforts have been first class."

Saturday's fixtures (kick offs 2.30pm unless stated): East of Scotland League, Premier Division – Crossgates Primrose v Linlithgow Rose, Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts v Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale (2pm), Vale of Leithen v Oakley United. First Division – Kennoway Star Hearts v Rosyth.