Amateur football: Kennoway stretch lead in title race


The Kingdom of Fife AFA top of the table Division 1 clash between Kennoway Amateurs and Balgonie Scotia at Cotlands Park was decided by a Connor penalty for the hosts two minutes into the second half.

The win for moves them ten points clear of Scotia and in the driving seat to win the title.

With third-placed Kinross losing, Scotia now need only one win from their remaining four league games to seal second place and promotion.

In the same division there were wins for both Markinch and Glenrothes Amateurs, a solitary strike from substitute Ogilvy gave the latter a 1-0 win at Duffus Park against AM Soccers Reserves.

The win, which was their third in a row, moves Glens up to mid-table.

Markinch emerged comfortable winners from their clash with foot of the table Duloch at John Dixon Park.

Callum Beaton opened the scoring from close range, before Derry Hendry was brought down in the box and took the resultant penalty but missed it.

Ryan Beaton though scored from the spot as Hendry was brought down in the box again to make it 2-1.

Hendry atoned for his missed spotkick when he scored the third, before Beaton grabbed his second of the match from the spot again as Markinch were awarded a third penalty.

In the Division 1 local derby at Quarry Park a goal in either half gave visitors Glenrothes Strollers a 2-0 win over Leslie Hearts.

Kingdom Athletic remain second bottom of the Premier Division after being edged out 4-3 by AM Soccer at Duffus Park.

Saturday’s fixtures Premier Division: Greig Park Rangers v Kingdom Athletic.

Championship: Glenrothes Strollers v Burntisland United, Kinross v Leslie Hearts.

Division 1: Balgonie Scotia v Duloch, Kennoway United v Glenrothes Ams. League Cup Group A: Falkland v Markinch Ams.