Junior and amateur round-up: Kirrie go top

Forfar West End 2014/15 squad. Photo credit - Christopher Coutts.
Forfar West End 2014/15 squad. Photo credit - Christopher Coutts.

Forfar West End were beaten 2-1 by Dalkeith Thistle on Saturday.

Darren Scott’s penalty after 15 minutes put the visitors ahead, but Sean Lally equalised a minute later with a 30 yards screamer.

There were further chances for Thistle before the break, but it was 1-1 at half time.

West End were the better team after the interval but couldn’t carve out a real chance in front of goal.

And they were punished for that when David Morris tapped home from five yards after Stephen Puskedzk’s lobbed effort had smashed off the crossbar.

Graeme Hart then saw a late effort go sailing over the bar.

Meanwhile, Kirrie Thistle sit atop the East Region North Division following their 4-2 victory at Lochore Welfare.

The visitors broke the deadlock with the first shot on target after 20 minutes, Steven Barclay curling the ball past the goalie from all of 22 yards.

Thistle’s tempo increased and their lead did soon after, Muckersie sweeping home a delicious Sievwright cross into the roof of the net for his second of the season.

And Barclay doubled his own tally for the campaign after a great team move, exchanging passes with fellow goalscorer Muckerwise and beating the goalkeeper at his near post.

Millar grabbed the fourth in the second half as Lochore grabbed two consolation goals.

Forfar Albion went down 2-0 at home to Lochee Harp, goals coming from Frankie Mullen and Callum Petrie.

The result leaves Steven Milne’s side joint bottom of the North Division alongside Kirkcaldy YM.

Amateur side Lowson United visited Montrose outfit Merpro in the cup and took the victory under very windy conditions.

Merpro went in front after 25 minutes with a deflected effort.

Grant Farquharson netted the equaliser 10 minutes later though from a free kick.

Cammy Howie headed in the winning goal in the second half.