East of Scotland League, Premier Division:

Broxburn Athletic 4 Crossgates Primrose 5

SCOTT LAWRIE was Crossgates Primrose's hat-trick hero on Saturday as his last-gasp penalty completed an astonishing fightback at Broxburn.

The Humbug Park side found themselves 4-1 behind early in the second half but, in an incredible end to the game, Alan Campbell's men rallied and hit four without reply to clinch victory.

After a goalless opening 29 minutes, Greg Binnie fired the hosts ahead after Craig Burt couldn't hold David Greenhill's free kick, before Gary Brass' header doubled their advantage.

Cammy Ross made it three before the break but Johnny Galloway gave Primrose hope minutes after the restart with a fine shot 20 yards out from a short corner.

Brass restored Broxburn's three-goal lead four minutes later but, almost instantly, Lawrie pulled another goal back for Crossgates with a fine far-post finish.

The second period was only 11 minutes old when Lawrie, this time with an excellent eight-yard shot, brought his side to within a goal of their hosts.

With six minutes to go, Primrose got the leveller their second-half play merited when a trialist struck from distance, and then, in the 90th minute, they were awarded a spot-kick.

Archie Campbell was felled by a combination of Luke Murray and Jordan Wright, and Lawrie stepped up to claim the match ball and three precious points for the visitors.

Boss Campbell, who joked he worried for the "old heart rate" of some of the club's committee, said: "We actually played quite well over the piece; I thought we probably just about deserved to win, although we left it really late, the comeback.

"We lost a goal and we had a mad 10 minutes where we just made a couple of errors, and all of a sudden, we found ourselves 3-0 down without actually playing that badly. I just said to them to try and get the next goal and take it from there.

"I was conscious of the fact they'd lost a couple of leads recently – they lost one in midweek and I think they lost one the week before – so I said to them go and get the next goal, let's see what we can do if they get a wee bit edgy. That's exactly what happened."

Lowland League:

Berwick Rangers 0 Kelty Hearts 4

BARRY FERGUSON is hopeful of making a new addition to his in-form Kelty Hearts squad after they swept nine-man Berwick Rangers aside on Saturday.

The Lowland League leaders, playing their third successive match on the road, made it five wins on the spin in all competitions at Shielfield after taking full advantage of two first-half dismissals for the hosts.

In an incredible start, the first of those came with just 20 seconds on the clock.

Nathan Austin chased a long ball out of Kelty's defence and, after missing the ball, Ryan Finnie was adjudged to having brought the striker down as he attempted to capitalise.

Finnie, deemed as the last man, was shown red by referee Iain Sneddon and the visitors took the lead in 24 minutes when Austin made no mistake by shooting low across goalkeeper Dougie Horne.

Dylan Easton, after cutting inside and sending a fine drive beyond Horne, made it two on the half-hour and then, on the stroke of half-time, the already-booked Jack Wright was shown a second yellow for a dive as Craig Reid went to challenge.

Austin's fine turn inside the penalty area, and shot on the angle, made it three nine minutes into the second half before David Ferguson, in trying to cut out Robbie McNab's cross, put through his own net to complete Berwick's misery.

East of Scotland League, Premier Division:

Camelon 6 Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts 2

SWIFTS boss Grant Brough said "silly mistakes" are costing his team after they were hit for six at Camelon on Saturday.

The Mariners, sixth in the table, had raced into a four-goal lead before the visitors threatened a comeback with two goals of their own.

A Mark Stowe penalty gave Gordon Herd's side a 17th-minute lead which Alan Docherty, two minutes later, and Conor McKenzie added to before the break.

Stowe got his second, and Camelon's fourth, 10 minutes into the second half before Robert Kinnaird's brace, the first of which was a penalty, halved the deficit with 12 minutes to go.

But, just 60 seconds later, Greg Skinner scored a fifth for the home side, who completed victory through Ross Allum in stoppage time.

Brough, who takes Inverkeithing to Crossgates Primrose this weekend, said: "Going forward, we're playing well, managing the game, then we go to sleep and let goals in.

"It's time and time again. We're working hard on it on the training park. We're not far away as a team but we just need to keep on working at it.

"We're playing against good sides that, when you do switch off, will punish you. We've got a good set of boys there, with a right good attitude, and they just keep on coming back, which is a credit to them.

"It's just about being that wee bit streetwise, and finding that bit of mental toughness we need."

East of Scotland League, First Division, Conference A:

Haddington Athletic 3 Rosyth 1

ROSYTH assistant Russell Craig insists there are positives to take despite losing out to Haddington Athletic on Saturday.

The Rec, who are now fourth in the table after a third successive defeat in all competitions, gave their table-topping, unbeaten hosts a run for their money but saw the game taken away from them in the second half.

Shorn of a number of players through injury and suspended talisman Tam Hampson, a tough game was in prospect but Rosyth created a number of opportunities, particularly for Gregg Page and Liam Queen, in the opening 45 minutes.

Ano Subasic's header, however, after 20 minutes saw them trail at the break and a strike from Haddington captain Shaun Hill doubled their advantage early in the second half.

Another header, this time from Ali Simpson, on the hour put the hosts three up and while Rosyth battled gamely, they only had Iain Griffin's late consolation to show for their efforts.

Craig, who took the team alongside coach Dean Ogg in the absence of manager Brian Muirhead, said: "They're a good footballing team, they play out from the back and are sitting at the top of the league for that very reason.

"I asked the boys to concentrate on their own game and look out for individual errors which, ultimately, cost us.

"That's three big games we've had, unfortunately resulting in three defeats, but that's the standard we want to compete at and are continuing to strive for.

"It's a defeat, but certainly there was positives to take out of it, and stuff to work on this week. The boys have certainly stepped up and we cannot criticise their effort or commitment."

l Saturday's fixtures: Lowland League – Kelty Hearts v Gretna 2008 (3pm). East of Scotland League, Premier Division – Crossgates Primrose v Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts (1.30pm). First Division, Conference A – Craigroyston v Rosyth (1.30pm). Conference B – Lochore Welfare v Oakley United (1.30pm).