ON Saturday Crossgates Primrose, who play in the East of Scotland Premier League met Hill of Beath Hawthorn in the first league derby involving the neighbouring villages in over 20 years.

Primrose agreed to allow Crossgates Primrose 2012s team to be Mascots for the day.

Said Douglas Moyes, a coach with the 2012's: "The boys were treated to lunch and then allowed to run out with the big team and get their photo taken before the game.

"The boys also played an exhibition game at half time on the pitch in front of the 300 crowd.

"We are very keen to enhance the links in the community between the boys' teams and the big Primrose team and show the pathway there is for the boys.

"The lads and their parents had a great day and the hospitality shown by the club was fantastic."