Hearts miss out on first victory

A late Balgonie Scotia equaliser in the local derby at Coaltown denied Star Hearts their first win of the season.

The single point gained from the 2-2 draw sees the Treaton Park team move off the foot of the Glendale Plastics League, albeit only on goal difference from Kinross who lost 4-0 to Cupar Hearts.

Both Scotia and Star will be on Fife Amateur Cup second-round duty this Saturday, Scotia hosting Burntisland United while Star will be involved in an all-Kingdom clash when Cupar Hearts visit.

In the Fife Amateur Football Association at the weekend there were mixed fortunes for the local sides who were all in league action.

In the Premier, Lomond Vics were edged out 3-2 at Herd Park against Methilhill Strollers and remain bottom.

In Division Two, despite being reduced to 10 men, Leslie Hearts found the net in the dying embers of their game against Freuchie to claim all three points in a 1-0 win at Muir Park. Lomond United found their scoring touch on the road to defeat FC Bayside 7-3.

Glenrothes Amateurs turned in a creditable performance against league pace setters, Benarty, despite going down 6-2.

The meeting of Balgonie Scotia and Glenrothes Strollers saw the sides share the spoils in a 3-3 draw.

A couple of the FAFA sides are on Fife Cup second round duty this weekend.

Lomond Vics travel to take on Fossoway with Leslie Hearts hosting Kingdom League outfit Strathmiglo United.

In Division Two matches, Lomond United visit St Andrews to take on the students of the United Colleges, Balgonie Scotia await Carnegie Thistle with Glenrothes Amateurs and Glenrothes Strollers both on their travels for meetings with Freuchie and Dundonald respectively.

SHANE FENTON