Fauldhouse United gaffer Chris Mackie, taking charge of his first competitive game for the club, was thrilled as his side struck late to take the opening day win with a 2-1 victory against local rivals West Calder United at Hermand Park..

Craig Johnstone had given the visitors the lead on the stroke of half-time but they were pegged back early in the second half as Jamie Booth equalised on 51 minutes.

The match looked set to end in a draw but the Hoose found a late winner as substitute Jake Hughes struck as the game was set to tick into injury-time.

Mackie said: "It was great to be back playing competitive football again and to get the three points away from home in the first game is brilliant.

“We knew to expect a very difficult game and that’s what we got. West Calder were a good side and difficult to break down.

“It was a bit of a heavy pitch that wasn’t conducive to how we want to play but the players really stuck at it and it was a real quality move that got us the winning goal.”