First defeat of the season for Junior new boys Lily


Tranent collected all three points in this local derby clash at the Newbattle Complex as Easthouses slipped to their first defeat of the new season.

The Lily were caught out high and dry conceding their first home goal as a second minute long kick out from Tranent keeper Sinclair Inglis found the home defence wanting as a cool Hamish Hunter gathered the ball before shooting home past Steven Hay to give Tranent a shock 1-0 lead.

In reply a third minute mazy run from Lily’s Jamie Paterson ended with a shot straight at Inglis.

Next in 17 minutes an Easthouses free kick from skipper Ewan Smith was again driven straight into waiting keeper Inglis’ arms.

But on 22 minutes Tranent struck again when the unmarked Jamie Patterson headed home a corner.

With half an hour gone it was back to end to end play but Manson hit a shot off target before in 34 minutes an excellent tip over save by Inglis off a McDermott shot denied the Lily before a minute later an ambitious long range effort from Joe Murray went just over the Lily target.

An overhead shot by Manson saw a fine tip over save from Inglis as Tranent went in 2-0 up at the interval.

On the restart an early Easthouses corner ended with Stevie Campbell shooting wide. It took Tranent 10 minutes to mount a serious second half attack but Joe Murray’s shot was blocked.

However it was 2-1 as in 63 minutes when a cross from substitute Gary Shearer was forced home into the Tranent net by Lewis Russell.

The match continued in a fiery finish which finally saw a brilliant tip over save from Lily keeper Steven Hay thwart a cracking Joe Murray shot as Tranent crossed the finishing line with a narrow victory.