East of Scotland Qualifying Cup, third round: Dunbar United 2 Crossgates Primrose 4 (after extra-time)

CROSSGATES PRIMROSE progressed in the East of Scotland Qualifying Cup after a hard-fought success at Dunbar United.

The Premier Division high-flyers travelled to East Lothian on Tuesday night to tackle the First Division leaders, and had to come from behind before winning in extra time.

Archie Campbell's early second-half goal cancelled out Shaun Miller's first-half opener for the hosts, before Blair Paterson edged Primrose ahead early in the additional 30 minutes.

Johnny Edmond soon levelled but a David Cross penalty, and a second of the night for Paterson, sent Crossgates through.

Their manager, Alan Campbell, said: "We were delighted to get through. In cup ties, you just want to get through to the next round. That was our objective before we want and, thankfully, we managed to achieve it.

"In the first half, I thought they were the better team; we were lucky to be 1-0 down. We reacted well, scored a quick goal in the second half, and the momentum changed.

"In extra time, the boys were out on their feet, so it was a great effort to get the goals to take us through.

"It (the competition) is a big, big focus for us. We had a taste of winning a cup last season (the Alex Jack Cup), so we're looking to make an impression in the two cups we're still in."

East of Scotland League, Division One: Dunipace 0 Rosyth 5

ROSYTH manager Greig Denham revealed that his team's 5-0 thumping of Dunipace was described as flattering towards their opponents by one of their own coaching team.

After going four games without a victory, the Rec turned on the style to leapfrog their opponents in the First Division table thanks to Jason Penman's penalty, a Kieran Dall brace, an effort from Darren Ormiston, and an own goal.

"It was a great result and we ran out well worthy winners," Denham said.

"After the game, one of their coaches came over and said that 5-0 flattered them. It's not very often an opposition coach says that to you, which shows the level of performance the guys put in. It could have been more.

"That type of result has been coming. I'm delighted for Kieran Dall who, for various reasons, hasn't started as many games as he, or I, would like. He played against Dunipace the first time we played them, and did well, but he had an illness and fell down the pecking order. He scored two goals and looked very lively.

"I was pleased from the goalkeeper right through to the strikers. That level of performance is what we expect now moving forward."

Saturday's fixtures (kick-offs 2.30pm):– East of Scotland League, Premier Division: Jeanfield Swifts v Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts, Musselburgh Athletic v Oakley United, Penicuik Athletic v Crossgates Primrose. First Division: Dunbar United v Rosyth.