Poor league campaign ends with Hearts loss

Star Hearts brought the curtain down on what has been a dismal league campaign, losing out 3-0 to Eastvale at Treaton Park last midweek.

Hearts won only two of their 26 league games and will finish second bottom of the Glendale Plastics League.

They still have a couple of cup games to play.

On Thursday night, theyvisit Strathmiglo United for a Fence & Deck Cup, second round tie, and on Saturday at the same stage of the Scottish Brewers Cup they are again on the road to face Eastvale.

In contrast to Hearts, Balgonie Scotia are enjoying their best ever season in the Kingdom set-up, and that continued at the weekend when they won through to the semi-final of the Fence & Deck Cup by virtue of a 2-1 win over Fair City at Coaltown.

After a fairly quiet first-half, City snatched a goal a minute before half-time, but Scotia came back out with some steely determination and Michael Perrie scored the equaliser after 10 minutes and substitute Ryan Kinnes clinched it for the home team when he beat the goalkeeper with a super lob a few minutes short of full time.

A gritty performance from the whole squad now having completed their league games.

In the Fife Amateur Football Association, Lomond Vics recorded a welcome win in the Premier League, defeating Methilhill Strollers 2-0 at Falkland.

In the Second Division, promotion chasers Glenrothes Amateurs were stunned by the students of the United Colleges who returned home to St Andrews with all three points thanks to a 2-1 win.

Table-toppers Benarty proved too strong for Glenrothes Strollers, winning 7-0 at Over Stenton.

The game between Balgonie Scotia and Lomond United saw the points shared in a 3-3 draw.

Leslie Hearts have been involved in a few high scoring games this season and Saturday was no exception as they edged home 5-4 victors over Freuchie in an Usher Cup group eight match.

SHANE FENTON