GeoSonic Lowland League:

Civil Service Strollers 0 Kelty Hearts 1

KELTY HEARTS have confirmed a top-three finish in their debut Lowland League campaign after a hard-fought victory at Civil Service Strollers on Saturday.

Sean O'Neil's late goal was enough to edge a tight capital contest that also gave Barry Ferguson's men a boost in their bid to finish as runners-up behind champions East Kilbride.

The New Central Park outfit have one league fixture remaining – at home to the title winners next weekend – while BSC Glasgow, who are two points behind, have played two games less. This victory moved them five points clear of Strollers, who sit fourth, having played an equal number of games.

Ferguson handed starting places to youngsters Cameron Lumsden and Sean McKirdy but it was Brian Ritchie who had their first sight of goal, flashing a fine first-time effort wide of target from the edge of the box.

Ritchie came closest to scoring when he headed Lumsden's far-post cross against the upright while under pressure from Craig Newalls.

As the match entered the final 15 minutes, Kelty made the breakthrough when O'Neil got on the end of Stephen Husband's free kick and diverted the ball into the net.

Goalkeeper Scott Christie kept a clean sheet to break the club's record for most shut-outs – 18 – in a season since Hearts played in the Fife Junior League more than 20 years ago.

Central Taxis East of Scotland League Cup, 1st round:

Crossgates Primrose 0 Camelon 2

ALAN CAMPBELL says his side will focus on securing a top-five league finish following their League Cup exit to Camelon.

Primrose have four matches left in Conference B of the East of Scotland League and they currently sit fifth, with the top five clubs set to compete in the Premier League that will be created next season.

"It was a tight game and there was nothing between the teams," Campbell told Press Sport.

"I was disappointed to lose because we want to keep going in the cups but I couldn't fault the players' effort.

"We've got four league games left – I think we play four in 14 days – so we'll work towards that. We're in fifth place just now and the pressure is on other teams to catch us."

Central Taxis East of Scotland League, Conference A:

Oakley United 3 Coldstream 2

OAKLEY UNITED moved further clear of the bottom two in Conference A after winning by the odd goal in five against Coldstream.

Stewart Kenny's men registered their fifth win of the campaign thanks to goals from Richard Carroll, Johnny Harrison and Tiwi Daramola at Blairwood Park.

The visitors started brightly but, as the hosts worked their way into the game, Harrison and Kieran Lee both had chances before Carroll powerfully headed home Ryan Donnelly's cross from the left 10 minutes from the break.

Daramola had a shot saved as Oakley sought a second after the restart but instead Coldstream equalised through Bailey Paterson, before taking the lead just after the hour mark thanks to Matt Corfield.

United continued to cause problems and, with 14 minutes remaining, they were rewarded when Harrison reached a through ball just ahead of goalkeeper Elliot Turnbull to steer the ball home.

As the clock ticked down, Kenny's side deservedly found the decisive goal when Derek Murray's cross fell at the feet of Daramola, who finished expertly from six yards to seal the points.

Conference C:

Linlithgow Rose 4 Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts 1

INVERKEITHING Hillfield Swifts' season ended in defeat as they went down to former junior giants Linlithgow Rose.

Lee Duffy's men completed their inaugural season as a senior team on Saturday with five Conference C wins to their name but couldn't add a sixth in West Lothian.

Owen Ronald's calm side-foot finish from 12 yards opened the scoring for the hosts as early as the sixth minute, which was added to by Colin Strickland's curler from the edge of the box 14 minutes later.

Fine play around the penalty area ended with Tommy Coyne lashing home number three before a fine break by the Swifts saw Scott Russell finish well to pull a goal back before the interval.

Joe Ovenstone's late header sealed victory for Rose to leave Inverkeithing third-bottom. Premier League South:

Lochore Welfare 4 Rosyth 2

FRUSTRATED Brian Muirhead said his team are missing a bit of luck after they went down to Lochore Welfare.

Rosyth have slumped to second-bottom of the table and, following this defeat, are now nine points behind their fifth-top opponents.

Craig Anderson opened the scoring for the visitors from a corner but the hosts pulled level through Adam Doig's header.

Former Rosyth player Sean Johnstone fired home a superb 30-yard shot to turn the game on its head before the break and, shortly after, Joe Kinninmonth added a third.

Tam Hampson then gave Rosyth hope with a penalty but a second from Kinninmonth sealed Lochore's victory, and Muirhead said: "I was disappointed with the result but we competed really well.

"We had really good chances – we hit the post, the bar, missed a one-on-one, and their keeper's made a world-class save – but we're not getting the breaks.

"Effort-wise, I can't take anything away from anybody, but we got what we deserved. Eight weeks ago, we were fifth, but now we've gone to second-bottom. Then, the talk in the changing room was of third but now we look like finishing fourth-bottom at best.

"It's a learning curve. We'll try to finish as strongly as we can and strengthen well in the close season."

Saturday's fixtures (kick-offs 2.30pm unless stated): Central Taxis East of Scotland League, Conference A – Oakley United v Arniston Rangers. Conference B – Haddington Athletic v Crossgates Primrose. Premier League South – Rosyth v West Calder United.