Football season enters the final straight for Midlothian sides


With the end of the football season just weeks away Midlothian sides were in action on Saturday continuing their fights for glory.

However, following the latest round of results only Seniors’ side Easthouses Lily maintain a realistic shot of title glory.

The Newbattle Complex men won 3-1 at Civil Service Strollers to move up to second in the East of Scotland Premier Division, three points behind leaders Lothian Thistle with a game in hand, and with just two league games in total for the Lily to play this season.

This potential success is even more remarkable given the fact that Easthouses only gained promotion last season from the First Division. So no matter how their remaining two games go the Lily will no doubt look back on the 2014/15 season with immense pride.

In the Juniors, Newtongrange Star’s Super League title dream took a dent on Saturday after a disappointing 1-0 home defeat against Broxburn Athletic. Despite still having four games in hand on league leaders Kelty Hearts, the Fifers are now 14 points ahead of the Midlothian men.

Elsewhere in the east region’s top flight Penicuik Athletic moved up to an impressive fourth spot in their debut Super League season, thanks to an encouraging 2-2 draw at Scottish Junior Cup finalists Musselburgh Athletic. And Bonnyrigg Rose sit in mid-table after a 2-1 defeat at Camelon.

In the Premier League Arniston Rangers won a cracker at Newbyres Park 4-3 against promotion hopefuls Tayport to move up to fifth, putting an official end to their long hard battle against relegation.

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