Crossgates Primrose 3 Stoneyburn 0

PRIMROSE manager Alan Campbell says his side are focused on finishing with a flourish after earning their second successive win on Saturday.

The Humbug Park boss was satisfied with his team's comfortable victory over struggling Stoneyburn – courtesy of a Scott Hynd hat-trick – that keeps them in the top half of the South Division table.

Although a promotion spot looks beyond them, a place in the top four remains achievable but Campbell is looking go into the summer break with confidence.

He said: "We've got five games to go so we're just trying to finish as high as possible.

"If we can finish the season well, we can take confidence into the break."

Crossgates struggled to create clear-cut chances in a first half that also saw Hynd miss a penalty on the half-hour but they were the dominant force and continued on the front foot after the interval.

The opening goal finally arrived in the 65th minute when former Alloa Athletic striker Hynd reacted quickest to a spill by Stoneyburn's goalkeeper, before adding a second six minutes later.

He secured the match ball with 12 minutes left after a fine team move, and Campbell added: "We gave him the right service on Saturday and, when he gets the right service, there's nobody better at this level.

"Going in we were favourites, which adds a different kind of pressure, but we got the job done and were professional. It was a pleasing result."

Kirkcaldy YM 0 Oakley United 8

OAKLEY UNITED maintained their outside chance of promotion by hammering Kirkcaldy YM to maintain their perfect record under Richard Fox.

The Blairwood Park boss saw his side make it seven wins from his first seven games in charge with an easy win over the bottom dogs which moves them to within 10 points of second-top Edinburgh United – who have played three games more.

Oakley are flying under the guidance of the former Falkirk and Clyde youth coach, who watched two of his men face a scrap for the match ball.

Gavin McMillan and James McAteer helped themselves to a hat-trick each, while Ryan Stevenson and Riccardo Chicarella bagged one each as Fox's in-form side prepare to travel to West Lothian and tackle leaders Pumpherston this weekend.

Rosyth 2 Easthouses Lily 1

BRIAN MUIRHEAD has praised the response and spirit of his side after he won his second game from two as Rosyth manager to keep their slim hopes of a top-six finish alive.

Grant McCann's well-taken goal from 18 yards in the 28th minute was cancelled out by an unfortunate own goal by on-loan Stirling Albion right back Brooklyn Mair – one of five players to commit to the club for next season – shortly before half-time.

Rosyth upped the pressure in the second period and, with 10 minutes to go, were rewarded when Scott Gilfillan's shot ricocheted into the path of Gregg Robertson, who fired home the winner.

Muirhead has been encouraged by what he has seen so far, and said: "When I first came in, it was hard but everyone has responded and Rosyth is a nice place to go training, so I'm happy.

"I've managed to get the majority of players I want to stay on extensions, which is pleasing, and the aim is to finish on a high. The higher up the league we finish, the easier it will be to attract players.

"It was a bit of a struggle on Saturday. We played some nice football in the first half; we got the ball down, pressed high, scored a good goal, kept our discipline and kept a nice shape.

"It could've been a bit more but that's two wins on the bounce, and the spirit is becoming good about the club."

Joining Mair in staying at Rosyth for next season are goalkeeper Mark Rowbotham, Steven Slimmings, Lewis Hynd and Greig Page.

East of Scotland League:

Kelty Hearts 3 Leith Athletic 1

KELTY HEARTS moved another step closer to the East of Scotland League title with a hard-fought win over Leith Athletic.

Thomas Courts' pacesetters moved on to 21 wins out of 21 games at New Central Park but were made to work all the way by the capital side, who once more restricted them to their smallest margin of victory this season.

Despite dominating the opening period, and striking the woodwork, the score remained blank at half-time but Kelty soon found the net after the break.

Stephen Husband's deep corner was returned into the mix by Brian Ritchie for Murray Carstairs, who controlled on his chest before lashing home from close range.

Kelty continued to dominate and gave themselves some breathing space when Stuart Cargill latched onto a ball well won by Ritchie and rounded the goalkeeper at the edge of the box before stroking home from 12 yards.

A fierce free kick that struck the underside of the bar was deemed to have crossed the line and gave Leith hope of finding a way back into proceedings but Husband's audacious chip from inside the centre circle, which sailed over the keeper after he ventured off his line, sealed another three points in the title chase.

Saturday's fixtures (kick-offs 2.30pm): South Division – Lochgelly Albert v Crossgates Primrose, Pumpherston v Oakley United, Stoneyburn v Rosyth. King Cup second round – Heriot-Watt University v Kelty Hearts (3pm). Tuesday: East of Scotland League – Tynecastle v Kelty Hearts (7.30pm).