Peebles stay afloat at top of league

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Peebles consolidated their top-of-the-table position in the East of Scotland First Division with a win over Burntisland Shipyard at Whitestone Park on Saturday.

There were early exchanges at both ends, with Peebles’ Scott Sutherland just failing to direct his headed effort on target.

The hosts took the lead in the 18th minute when Chris Flockhart latched on to a long ball through the flat Shipyard defence, his shot on goal giving the visiting keeper no chance.

Play swung both ways for the remainder of the half, with little to indicate which side were league leaders.

The game continued to flow from end to end after the restart, with Lee Henderson and Dale Richardson both just failing to increase the lead.

Shipyard continued to press for the equaliser, but the final minutes saw Peebles play out the time in a well-practised fashion.