CROSSGATES PRIMROSE enjoyed a goal glut in their first home match since March as they put eight past Rosyth in a friendly.

Alan Campbell's side, who also drew 1-1 at Lowland League Civil Service Strollers thanks to Jason Deans' first-half equaliser on Tuesday night, came from behind to record a handsome victory.

Dale Prattis gave Brian Muirhead's Rosyth, who are preparing for their first season as a senior club in the East of Scotland League First Division, Conference A, the lead only for a Scott Lawrie double – one of which was a penalty – and a goal from Deans to put Premier Division Primrose 3-1 up at the interval.

Darren Aitken made it 4-1 shortly after the break before Lewis Payne's double took the home side's tally to six with 15 minutes left.

Mark McKenzie made it seven with five minutes to go before Payne, from the spot, completed his treble a minute later, with Sean Johnstone grabbing a consolation for Rosyth.

Primrose secretary Kevan McArthur said: "We came up against Rosyth, who were quite buoyant because they had a good season last year and went up to the East of Scotland, and we played very well against them. It gave us all a boost.

"Alan's brought in a lot of younger players this year and it particularly showed towards the end of the game. Our fitness was a lot higher, these boys were full of running."

Rosyth boss Muirhead commented: "It was embarrassing, that game on Saturday. That is by far the worst performance from 17 guys – I'll maybe give pass marks to two – I've ever had from, not just any Rosyth team, but any team I've managed or been involved in.

"There was no shape, there was no fluency, we couldn't pass the ball five yards.

"Crossgates have got a good system that they play, and good players, but no team at this level should be conceding eight goals.

"It didn't feel like a Rosyth team that wanted to fight for each other."

Two last-minute goals saw Oakley United lose 2-1 at home to Fallin Amateurs but committee member Craig Cowan said: "The boys played alright considering they've been away for six months. We're happy with the way things are going."

Grant Brough's Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts, who will compete in the East of Scotland Premier Division for the first time, drew 0-0 at home to Kinoull while Kelty Hearts, who have appointed Michael Tidser as captain, drew 1-1 with Airdrieonians at New Central Park.

A deflected Ally Roy shot gave the League One Diamonds the lead, which was cancelled out by Kallum Higginbotham, who netted on the rebound after Max Currie had saved a Nathan Austin penalty.