South Premier League:

Rosyth 0 Stoneyburn 1

ROSYTH boss Brian Muirhead said his side "didn't deserve anything" after what he felt was a poor second-half showing against Stoneyburn.

The Rec began the day in third, eight points behind the visitors, but Barry Craig's 34th minute goal was enough to take the spoils back to West Lothian and ensure The Fulshie jumped above Newburgh at the summit.

Muirhead's side entertain Newburgh this weekend but are now 11 points adrift of Stoneyburn, and nine behind their next opponents, and he was left baffled by his side's display after an opening period that he felt they controlled.

"We were a bit slow out the blocks in the first five to 10 minutes but, after that, we dominated," he said. "We switched off once; they had one shot in the first half and scored one goal.

"That made my team talk hard as we had played so well. In the second half, we were gutless – there was nothing about us. If we had got beat 4-0, it would've been what the boys deserved because we didn't deserve anything in the second half.

"On paper, talent-wise and football-wise, I don't see anybody that's better than us. But we got we deserved, and it hurts saying it, not because we've been outplayed, but because we've been outfought.

"It's been a bit of a recurring theme."

Muirhead, who is set to be boosted by the return of hitman Tam Hampson for this weekend, added: "I wanted to be six to nine points better off than what we are, but we're not, and we need to accept it."

East of Scotland League Premier Division:

Tranent 4 Crossgates Primrose 2

CROSSGATES Primrose were left to rue a late show by Tranent as two goals in the last 10 minutes saw them fall to defeat on Saturday.

Alan Campbell's side were in charge heading into the final 30 minutes of this contest at Foresters Park thanks to a double from striker Archie Campbell.

The former Kelty Hearts hitman opened the scoring with just four minutes on the clock before doubling the visitors' advantage 11 minutes after the half-time interval.

But, with two goals in as many minutes just five minutes after Campbell's second, Stephen MacDonald had hauled Tranent level, and they edged ahead nine minutes from time after Kyle Lander finished off a well-worked set piece.

With Primrose pushing for a leveller, MacDonald completed his treble in the closing moments to seal the points for the hosts, and Campbell reflected: "I thought the scoreline was fair. In the second half, they were chapping on the door. When ahead in the game, we need to be more streetwise and see games out.

"There's no complaints from me."

Crossgates travel back across the Forth this weekend to Penicuik Athletic, who grabbed the headlines on Saturday after dumping SPFL League Two Stenhousemuir out of the Scottish Cup.

"It'll be another tight game," Campbell added.

"I don't think their league form has been too great, although they had a good result at the weekend in the cup, but we've had them watched so know what they're about.

"We need to see improvements defensively and, if we do that, then we can be a match for anybody in this league."

East of Scotland League, First Division, Conference A:

Oakley United 2 Craigroyston 0

STEWART KENNY admitted that Oakley United were not at their best on Saturday but was delighted with a second successive home victory.

Oakley, who travelled to third-top Dunipace on Tuesday evening and secured a 2-1 win thanks to goals from Lee Halpin and Stuart Love, had to wait until the 72nd minute before taking the lead through Stuart Love, who looped a header over the visiting goalkeeper and into the net.

The same man sealed the three points in the final minute after latching on to Mark Allan's through ball to rack up a first league win on their own turf, and Kenny commented: "The performance wasn't the best we've had in the last few weeks.

"The boys took their foot off the gas I thought, which wasn't great, but if we can go forward not playing well but taking three points, I'll take that.

"We never looked like losing a goal, it's a clean sheet and another home win. We took our time to finish the game, but it was never in doubt.

"It's our first home win in the league, and three wins in a row, so we hope to keep it going."

He added: "We knew we'd have a spell with players unavailable because of holidays, and we'd have to to play some of the youngsters.

"We now feel we're out of it, the boys are all in training, injuries are minimal, and we want to try and build as many wins as possible before the Christmas period."

The venue for the Alex Jack Cup final, against Musselburgh Athletic, has been confirmed as Newtongrange Star's New Victoria Park.

It will be played on Sunday, November 24, with a 2pm kick-off.

East of Scotland League, First Division, Conference A/B:

Haddington Athletic 1 Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts 2

A TALE of two penalties had a happy ending for Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts as they recorded their fourth win on the road at Haddington Athletic.

In the first 'split' match against a side from Conference A, which will see Swifts play each once, Grant Brough's Conference B outfit remain second behind runaway pacesetters Tynecastle thanks to Callum Strang's spot-kick with five minutes to go.

The hosts, fifth in the Conference A standings, suffered a setback in only the 10th minute when Seamus Russell was ordered off for a last-man foul just inside his own half, and held out until the interval.

But, four minutes after the restart, Gavin Smith fired Swifts ahead with an angled shot from the edge of the penalty area, only for Gabri Auriemma to cancel it out from the spot after Ali Simpson was felled inside the box.

It looked like the points would be shared until hitman Strang netted from 12 yards himself after Haddington conceded a penalty of their own, and Brough commented: "It was a tough game and to come away with three points was massive for us.

"The pleasing thing for me was that we dug in and managed to get a win in the end because it was probably our toughest game of the season so far. It was quite a physical game so it was good to see that the boys could stand up to that.

"It was always going to be a bit of a step into the unknown. Haddington are not in our league, so it was important we started the split fixtures with a win, but we've got another tough game against St Andrews on Saturday."

Saturday's fixtures (kick-off 2.30pm unless stated): Scottish Lowland Football League – East Kilbride v Kelty Hearts (3pm). East of Scotland Football League, Premier Division – Penicuik Athletic v Crossgates Primrose. First Division, Conference A/B – Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts v St Andrews United (2pm), Stirling University v Oakley United. South Premier League – Rosyth v Newburgh (2pm).