Football round up: Coldstream triumph at Leith Athletic while Vale of Leithen defeated

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Coldstream took a giant step towards the Premier Division today with a 3-1 win at First Division title rivals Leith Athletic.

Playing at Meadowbank’s new 3G pitch, the Streamers took the lead through Martyn Tait before the hosts equalised.

Jonny Simpson put Coldstream back in front before Lawrie Cannon made it 3-1 before the break.

Berwickshire rivals Eyemouth United saw their promotion chances slip with a 3-3 home draw with Kelso United, albeit they fought back from 3-1 down to claim a point.

Berwick Rangers Reserves’ slim chances of going up remain following a 4-1 home win over struggling Hawick Royal Albert.

Duns were hammered 7-1 at home to Craigroyston, and lowly Selkirk drew 1-1 with Burntisland Shipyard, who scored through a Brendan Napier penalty.

Peebles Rovers home clash with Gala Fairydean was postponed due to a waterlogged corner of the pitch at Whitestone Park.

In the Premier Division, depleted Vale of Leithen, who had to start coach Fraser Ogilvie , lost 3-0 to Edinburgh City at Victoria Park.

Full reports in this week’s Southern Reporter.