Eyemouth promotion hopes dented by leaders

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EYEMOUTH United suffered a blow to their promotion hopes when they went down 3-0 at home to leaders Preston Athletic in the East of Scotland League First Division, while Coldstream were knocked out of the King Cup.

Eyemouth went into their game against the leaders confident of closing the gap on Preston, who lost their manager in midweek when Stevie Myatt surprisingly resigned. But the visitors, who have been on a poor run of form, were 2-0 up at the break and sealed the three points in the second half.

Elsewhere in the league, a Duns team who were missing Doug Brydon drew 1-1 away to Peebles Rovers at Whitestone Park, Gary Waddell scoring for the Dingers.

A late rally wasn’t enough for Coldstream to stay in the King Cup as they lost 3-2 at home to Premier Division Leith Athletic in the quarter-final. The visitors were 1-0 at the break thanks to a penalty, but would have been further ahead had it not been for Streamers keeper Mark Walters.

Leith stepped on the gas to go three up before Kristian Neill pulled one back for Coldstream 20 minutes from time when his cross from the right dipped in under the crossbar. Top scorer John Crawford then fired home from 18 yards to make it 3-2, but Leith held on for a deserved victory.