Millfield was almost spring like for the visit of Rosyth in a Conference A match last Saturday. A complete contrast to the stormy conditions that prevailed for Leith’s visit the previous week. Despite the fact that there were four other matches going ahead in the county, another crowd exceeding 200 turned up to see if the Hi Hi’s could get their title challenge back on track. The Leith defeat brought an end to the Hi Hi’s unbeaten league run which stretched back to February 2020 and covered an impressive 30 games.
Manager Scott Bonar brought back both Zach Szemis and Shaun Hill, with Robbie Kneave starting his first game since his loan move from Bonnyrigg Rose. The home side dominated from the start and they took the lead in 14th minute when Cammy Watson met an Auriemma corner at the back post. Despite plenty home possession this goal separated the sides at the break. There was a scare for Haddington at the start of the second half when Rosyth hit the bar from a free kick with the rebound going narrowly past the post. The Hi Hi’s needed a second goal and it arrived in the 54th minute when Shaun Hill turned in a low ball from Guy McGarry. The same pair were involved in the third goal 12 minutes later when McGarry was upended in the box and Hill did the necessary from the spot. Two goals in the final minutes helped the Hi Hi’s close the gap on Leith’s superior goal difference and it was vintage Haddington. Some great interplay between Ross King and Jones on the left saw the popular left back score with a neat finish from 10 yards. Only seconds later skipper Gabri Auriemma finished off a neat move at the back post to take the tally to five.