Despite the cold weather a crowd of over 300 turned up for the much anticipated East of Scotland Premier League match between the Hi Hi’s and county rivals Dunbar United at Millfield last Saturday. Despite the hype, the match failed to live up to its expectations with little goalmouth action and goalkeepers rarely tested. Dunbar started the match as firm favourites but there was little between the teams. The game was decided on a controversial refereeing decision on the half hour mark. A high cross from the left was evading both home defender Arran Ponton and his Dunbar opponent, who threw himself to the ground, earning his side a penalty. This has to b one of the poorest decisions seen at Millfield for some time. Anyway home ‘keeper Cornet was beaten from the spot and this proved to be the only goal of a disappointing game. Haddington had an hour to rectify the situation but although they couldn’t be faulted for lack of effort, they rarely troubled the United goalkeeper. The best chance of the game fell to Gary Windram with ten minutes remaining. He broke clear and was left with only the goalkeeper to beat. He chose to shoot, rather than going round the goalkeeper, and the chance was lost when his shot was blocked.

Both McGarry and Windram again came close in final minutes but it wasn’t to be and Dunbar completed a league double having came from behind to win 2-1 at Dunbar back in September.