Football Nation Qualifying Cup quarter-final:

Kelty Hearts 2 Camelon Juniors 0

KELTY HEARTS have been denied a semi-final tie after it emerged that they fielded an ineligible player during Saturday's win over Camelon.

Barry Ferguson's side returned to winning ways after two successive draws thanks to second-half goals from Chris Dodd and Murray Carstairs, which earned them a last-four clash with Peebles Rovers or Jeanfield Swifts or Bonnyrigg Rose.

However, their place in the competition was thrown into doubt the following day when the club released a statement in relation to having "unknowingly played an ineligible player".

Their place has now been removed as, in a statement released this afternoon, they said: "We have received official word from the East of Scotland Football Association that the Association Office Bearers have decided that Kelty Hearts be excluded from the remainder of the competition and Camelon Juniors be re-instated in their place."

On the pitch, Kelty, who handed a debut to former Pars youngster Scott McBride after joining from East Fife last week, came close when Shaun Greig forced Dean Shaw into a smart block before Camelon struck the bar again from a free kick.

However, with 52 minutes on the clock, a superb first-time shot from Dodd 20 yards out flew into the top corner to give the hosts the lead, which they doubled nine minutes from time when Carstairs found himself in space to head home a Stephen Husband corner.

East of Scotland League, Conference B:

Burntisland Shipyard 1 Crossgates Primrose 5

HIGH-FLYING Crossgates Primrose moved into third place with a high-five at lowly Kingdom rivals Burntisland Shipyard.

The home side drew first blood when Andy Watt, who joined Shipyard last month after leaving Crossgates, opened the scoring after just eight minutes but, six minutes before the interval, Scott Hynd equalised.

The teams could not be separated until the 73rd minute, when Mark McKenzie put the visitors ahead for the first time before Hynd notched his second to give them further breathing space a couple of minutes later.

Scott Lawrie's penalty with five minutes to go, and a Blair Clark goal in the final minute, completed the scoring and a ninth league win of the season for Alan Campbell's team, who moved third above Bo'ness United on goal difference, albeit having played two games more.

"It was a good win and a good performance away from home," he commented.

"In the last 20 minutes, we took the game away from Burntisland and our fitness told; it's good to know that, with 15-20 minutes to go, we still have plenty in the tank.

"I think 5-1 is a wee bit unfair on Burntisland, as for the the best part of 70 minutes there wasn't much in it, but it's really pleasing and things are going well just now."

On his side's lofty league position, Campbell added: "Third is beyond our wildest dreams. We might not get a true picture for another few weeks but if we keep winning, then we could be up there.

"We've got a hard one this week against Lothian Thistle; we beat them 2-0 at home but I think they're a different animal now.

"They're going into it with some good form like ourselves, so it has the makings of a good game."

Conference C:

Blackburn United 3 Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts 1

INVERKEITHING Hillfield Swifts went down to a third straight defeat as mid-table Blackburn United claimed the spoils in their Conference C clash.

Blackburn started on the front foot and took the lead on 17 minutes before doubling their lead nine minutes later. It was 3-0 seven minutes after the restart and, although John Francis netted a free kick for the Swifts with 20 minutes to go, the points stayed in West Lothian.

Ballast Bank boss Lee Duffy, who said that this weekend's match with bottom side Ormiston was "very important" to his team, took time to praise youngster Ben McCann, who became the club's first under-20s player to be promoted to the senior squad.

"Ben is the example that all young lads should aim to follow," he said.

"He works hard, listens and even though it's been a steep learning curve, he has taken it all in his stride. I'm looking forward to seeing the next one, or few, that look to make the step up over the coming months."

Saturday's fixtures: Scottish Junior Cup, 5th round: Pollok v Rosyth (1.45pm). GeoSonic Lowland League: Kelty Hearts v Edusport Academy (3pm). Central Taxis East of Scotland League, Conference A: Oakley United v Easthouses Lily (2.30pm). Conference B: Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale v Crossgates Primrose (2.30pm). Conference C: Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts v Ormiston (2pm).​