SJFA East Region, Premier Division
Tranent Juniors 3 St Andrews United 2 (att 150)
There was no particular reason for choosing this fixture other than it was about the right driving time from my morning match in Coatbridge, but it proved a decent choice as Tranent and St Andrews made entertaining starts to their seasons.
The visitors began well but fell behind when they conceded a soft goal after about 15 minutes. That gave Tranent the upper hand, but they failed to extend their lead and St Andrews levelled as they finished the half on top.
Tranent went back in front soon after the break, but I thought they'd need a third to make sure of the points. They eventually got it, and it proved necessary as St Andrews pulled a goal back as the game drew to a close.
Tranent Juniors play at Foresters Park, close to the centre of the East Lothian town. It's a pleasant and well-maintained ground, with a large covered terrace along one side and flat open standing around the rest of the ground, apart from one end which is out of bounds to spectators.