East Of Scotland: Champions make strong start to new campaign

STIRLING University confirmed their intention to retain their East of Scotland Central Taxis Premier Division title with a 3-0 defeat of Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale.

Whitehill Welfare beat Tynecastle 4-3, while Civil Service Strollers and Spartans shared the points in a 3-3 draw. Heriot Watt University beat Preston Athletic 2-1 and Vale of Leithen drew 3-3 with Edinburgh University, In the First Division, Craigroyston beat Hawick Royal Albert 3-1, Leith Athletic defeated Selkirk 2-1, Coldstream beat Easthouses Lily 3-2 and Burntisland Shipyard had a 1-0 win over Ormiston. In the Borders, Gala Fairydean beat Duns 3-1, Eyemouth United won 4-2 against Peebles Rovers and Kelso United drew 2-2 with Berwick Rangers Reserves.

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