Amateur teams enjoy Easter weekend wins

Balgonie Scotia celebrate a goal.
Balgonie Scotia celebrate a goal.
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Saturday was a successful day for the local amateur teams.

For the first time this season both Kingdom League outfits, Balgonie Scotia and Star Hearts, recorded victories on the same afternoon.

Scotia followed up their fine midweek league win over Rosyth Civil Service by toppling Cupar Hearts out of the Fence & Deck Cup. Goals from Greg Spence and Mike Perrie booked the Coaltown of Balgonie outfit’s passage into round two in a 2-1 win at Duffus Park.

Hearts won by a similar scoreline in their away Glendale Plastics League clash at Kinross. Strikes from Paul Laurie and Mark McConnell gavc the visitors all three points for only the second time this season, their only previous win also came against Kinross.

Hearts host Rosyth Civil Service this Saturday while Scotia are idle.

There were goals galore inthe matches involving the local sides in the Fife Amateur Football Association.

In Division Two, Glenrothes Amateurs accounted for Balgonie Scotia 7-1, and Lomond United also found their shooting boots with a 9-2 trouncing of FC Bayside. At Quarry Park, Leslie Hearts got back to winning ways with a 4-2 victory over Freuchie.

In the Premier League it was another defeat for Lomond Vics who lost out 4-1 to Bayside. The writing now looks on the wall as regards the Falkland team’s chances of staying in the top division.

There is talk of league re-structuring with both Benarty and Kennoway Amateurs moving on to ply their trade in the Kingdom set-up next season.

SHANE FENTON