TRANENT Juniors could not overcome Rangers B in the Lowland League on Saturday as Haddington Athletic and Dunbar United both won while the other county fixtures all fell victim to the weather.

Rangers B proved too much for Tranent Juniors in the Lowland League as the Glasgow side ran out 2-0 winners at home.

It was a quickfire double for Rangers B in the first half as Charlie Lindsay put them in front from the penalty spot on 21 minutes.

James Graham then made it 2-0 just five minutes later to give Rangers B a comfortable lead at half-time.

Tranent kept pushing in the second half but Rangers B always looked a threat on the ball and continued to create opportunities.

Tensions boiled over in the closing minutes as Calum Donaldson was sent off for a second yellow in added time before Kieran Somerville followed him in being sent off for arguing with the referee.

The late incidents only added to what was a disappointing afternoon for Tranent.

Tranent Juniors drop to fifth in the table and are now seven points behind league leaders Rangers B and five behind second placed Spartans.

Their next fixture is a more favourable home game against bottom placed Dalbeattie Star where they will hope to return to form with a win.

In the East of Scotland Football League Premier Division, Haddington Athletic were 5-1 winners over Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale at home.

It was a nightmare start for Haddington as the visitors took the lead just two minutes in through Mason Renton.

But Haddington responded almost immediately with Guy McGarry equalising on nine minutes.

The hosts then took the lead on 38 minutes through Ethan Williams before Gabi Auriemma marked his 100th appearance by making it 3-1 just before half-time.

Auriemma would wrap up the game on 71 minutes when he scored his second to make it 4-1, before Dylan Tait put the icing on the cake with a neat finish in the closing minutes to secure a comfortable 5-1 win.

Haddington Athletic are sixth in the table and they next face Tynecastle away from home on Saturday.

Musselburgh Athletic’s match away to Crossgates Primrose was called off following a pitch inspection.

Severe weather meant the pitch was waterlogged and deemed unplayable.

Musselburgh Athletic sit third in the table and next face Hill of Beath Hawthorn away from home on Saturday.

In the First Division, Dunbar United continued their charge towards the title with a 3-0 win over Newtongrange Star at home.

It was a fast start for the hosts who went ahead on eight minutes thanks to Johnny Edmond.

Edmond then made it 2-0 on 38 minutes ensuring a comfortable half-time lead.

The second half was calm and composed from Dunbar and the three points were secured by Sean Stewart in the closing minutes to keep their impressive run going.

Dunbar are top of the First Division and next face Kirkcaldy & Dysart away from home on Saturday.

Preston Athletic’s home game against Whitehill Welfare also fell victim to the weather and was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

The county side sit seventh in the table and next face Thornton Hibs in a King Cup first round encounter at home on Saturday.

The bad weather also claimed Ormiston Primrose’s Second Division game at home to Dalkeith Thistle with a waterlogged pitch forcing the game to be called off.

Ormiston sit 16th in the table as they look to avoid relegation.

They next face Craigroyston away from home on Saturday.