Rose leave it late for win
Pumpherston knocked six past Lochgelly Albert as they got their East Region League Cup campaign off to a start.
Six different players got their names on the scoresheet as the hosts ran out comfortable victors to put them firmly in the driving seat in Section J, which also features local rivals Stoneyburn.
Campbell Anthony got the home side up and running on 12 minutes with a smart header to open his account for Craig Martin’s men.
The Recreation Park side, who boast a perfect Premier League South record through their first nine games, then were Linlithgow Rose remain at the top of the East of Scotland Conference C after netting five times in the final 17 minutes to see off Heriot Watt University.
The visitors huffed and puffed for large spells of the game before finally giving themselves some breathing space.
A disappointing first half display saw Kevin Watt fire his side into the lead on 14 minutes before the Rose squandered several decent chances.
They were almost made to pay for their lack of cutting edge in front of goal when the home side created their only real effort of the game on the hour mark when Matt Graham pounced on loose play from defender Jamie McKenzie, only for the winger to see his strike pushed wide of the post by Kyle Marley.
Mark Bradley’s men finally got their second goal on 73 minutes – before the floodgates well and truly opened.
Roddy MacLennan rifled home a fine 25-yard effort only for Robert Sloan to go even better moments later with a long-range free-kick.
Goals in the last five minutes from Tommy Coyne, Darren Smith and an own goal gave the scoreline a healthier look.