East of Scotland League round-up: Vale of Leithen lose out to Tynecastle

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Vale of Leithen’s hopes of Premier Division survival suffered a blow as they went down 3-1 at basement side Tynecastle last night.

The defeat leaves Vale five points above the bottom two sides - Edinburgh University occupy the other relegation spot - but Fraser Ogilivie’s men do have games in hand on both.

In the First Division, former Raith Rovers midfielder Jason Darling grabbed a double on his debut for Gala Fairydean in their 2-1 win over Burntisland Shipyard.

Both teams converted penalties before Darling headed in a corner with 20 minutes remaining.

Selkirk’s winless run extended to seven games with a 1-1 draw at home to Peebles Rovers. Euan Pritchard was on the scoresheet for the Souters.

And in very windy conditions, Eyemouth United kept alive their promotion hopes with a 1-0 win over Berwickshire rivals Duns.