Preston put squeeze on Lothian HV

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Preston ATHLETIC climbed above Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale in the Central Taxis Premier Division relegation zone after beating them 4-2 at the Pennypit last night.

The Prestonpans club had to come from behind after they trailed to a Roberto Arena penalty scored in the eighth minute. However, Robbie Arthur, with a piece of exquisite skill, equalised with a low driven shot from the edge of the penalty box and he then helped former Hearts youngster Dale O’Hara make it 2-1.

Matt Costello equalised for Lothian early in the second half, but Callum Connolly was sent off for a foul in the penalty box and O’Hara dispatched the spot kick. Ryan Strachan then found Sean Martinto seal the victory.

Stirling University beat Berwick Rangers Reserves 2-1 in the League Cup first round.

There is more Premier Division action tonight as Whitehill Welfare face Edinburgh University at Ferguson Park, kick-off 6.15pm, while, in the First Division, Craigroyston host Ormiston (6.15). Edinburgh City host Gretna 2008 at Meadowbank, kick-off 7.45pm, in the League Cup first round.