It was like a spring day at Millfield last Saturday when Blackburn United provided the opposition in a Premier Division match. This was a match that Haddington would be looking to win but Blackburn have managed to keep their place in this competitive league for quite a few seasons and would provide stiff opposition. United were probably on a par with their West Lothian neighbours Broxburn Athletic, who were fortunate to leave Millfield recently with maximum points. The visitors started the stronger and only the upright prevented an early breakthrough. the home side were playing into a low sun which made things difficult. There was a moment of controversy just before half time when Blackburn’s Kane put in a high challenge on Ali Simpson and was ordered off. Hi Hi’s manager Scott Bonar sent on 16 year old Robbie Peffers for Euan Watson at the start of the second half and he was to make a major impact. the match was still goalless with just under twenty minutes remaining but the crowd of around 230 got their moneys worth in this spell. The referee awarded the home side for a pull on Peffers and skipper Shaun Hill scored from the spot. Minutes later Simpson took advantage of hesitancy at the Blackburn far post and Peffers was left with an easy tap in. Minutes later Nick Aitchison was adjudged to have blocked a shot with his arm and the visitors duly netted the penalty. The two goal lead was soon restored when Peffers broke through and rounded the goalkeeper for his second goal. Haddington were now well on top and Williams saw his shot diverted onto the post before substitute Ben Wardlaw skied a rebound over the bar after Lucas McGarry’s shot had been blocked. Blackburn took full advantage of these misses when Miller scored from close range and set up a tense finish. The visitors piled forward in search of an equaliser but the home side held out and claimed all three points.