Despite taking a first minute lead, Broughty Athletic’s positive start to life under Jim Finlayson came to an abrupt end at the hands of leaders Penicuik Athletic at Whitton Park. The Fed took the lead in the first minute courtesy of a calamitous own goal from the visitors, keeper Kyle Allison misjudged a straight forward pass back and allowed the ball to bounce over his foot and go in to the net. The leaders were level just six minutes later thanks to Lumbert Kateleza and then went in front on 26 minutes, when Aaron Somerville scored. Kateleza made it three on 58 minutes before things got even worse for Broughty, on 68 minutes Ryan Blair was shown a red card for a rash challenge out wide and ten minutes later Jamie Winter received his second booking and joined Blair in the dressing room. John MacDonald put the cherry on the Penicuik cake when he made it 4-1 in stoppage time.
Forfar West End dropped to the bottom of the table as they went down 2-0 at home to Kennoway Star Hearts. Chris Gay put the Fifers in front before Lyall Shaw made sure of the points with the second goal. The win is Kennoway’s first of the season and lifts them off the bottom, leapfrogging West End.
Jeanfield Swifts scored the first and last goals at home to Linlithgow Rose, unfortunately for Ross Gunnion’s men, the Rose scored five in between. Chris Scott put Swifts in front on 21 minutes only for Tommy Coyne to level on the half hour. Coyne then scored on 62 and 67 minutes to complete his hat trick before Ruari Maclennan made it 4-1 on 73 and Owen Ronald scored the fifth in 81 minutes. Gary Fergus scored a second for Jeanfield with five minutes remaining.
Struggling Bo’ness United were somewhat surprising winners against high flying Lochee United at Thomson Park. Stuart Hunter who had re-signed for Bo’ness during the week put his side in front on 23 minutes with a trademark header and the visitors led at the break. Dougie Cameron equalised from the spot on 73 minutes and then Bo’ness had manager Alan McGonigal sent off minutes later. However, this appeared to spur on his side and Ryan Miller scored on 81 minutes and then again with two minutes remaining to give his side the points.
An early penalty from Dale O’Hara after just four minutes was enough to give Newtongrange Star the points at home to Camelon as Star said goodbye to striker Kyle Lander who has left the club to go travelling.