Midlothian sides kick-off season

Celebrations as Star make it 2-0

Celebrations as Star make it 2-0

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Newtongrange Star marked their East Super League return in style, while Bonnyrigg Rose won comfortably as they bid to reclaim their title.

However, there was mixed fortunes for Midlothian sides in the East Premier League, as Arniston started with a home draw, Dalkeith with a draw at Kinnoull, and Penicuik suffered a 3-1 defeat at home to Kirriemuir Thistle.

The new season continues apace with midweek and weekend fixtures in this second week of the 2013/14 Junior football season.

An amazing the third consecutive home East Super League match for Newtongrange Star sees them at home to St Andrews United on Saturday following Star’s home midweek clash with East Lothian’s Musselburgh Athletic (who won 3-1 over Tayport at Olive Bank last Saturday). Fellow Midlothian Super League side Bonnyrigg Rose began their campaign with a solid 4-0 win at home to Carnoustie Panmure before the Rose visited Broxburn.

A penalty conversion in the sixth minute by Paul Currie was all that separated the Rose and Carnoustie at half-time, but a Stuart Roseburgh second-half double perked Bonnyrigg up and a final fourth goal from Kris Renton sent Carnoustie home pointless but gave Max Christie’s men the ideal start to their Super League season 2013 /14

This Saturday, the Bonnyrigg men are away again to visit Fifers Hill O’ Beath.

Arniston were due at Dalkeith in mid-week this week and Penicuik were at Kirkcaldy so it’s game number three this coming Saturday, with Dalkeith Thistle the only homester against Dundee Violet, who lost their opener 3-0 to Bathgate Thistle.

Arniston this coming weekend travel to Perth’s Jeanfield Swifts.

Penicuik Athletic beat this coming Saturday’s hosts Oakley United 6-1 in May over in Fife and 2-0 at Penicuik Park, so the Cuikie would welcome similar success this weekend.

Read more on this story in the August 15 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.