Petershill boss Willie Patterson gave the thumbs-up to his players after they opened their pre-season friendly action with a 3-1 victory over Greenock.

This winning start was arguably the only source of satisfaction derived by the sparse Springburn crowd attracted to this otherwise mundane affair by the prospect of catching a first glimpse of their club's close-season recruits.

Although the visitors took the lead through Paul Scott on the half-hour mark, Peasy hit back through penalties from Craig Palmer and Ryan Craig, with Liam Finnigan completing the scoring.

The appetites of the fans would have been whetted by five newcomers listed in the Peasy starting line-up. However, the sparkling wing play of ex-Dumbarton ace Mark Lamont impressed more than most but he is not putting pen to any contract offer until after talks with another of his summer suitors, Cumnock.

Patterson revealed: "Mark caught the eye down the right with his runs and delivery into the box and I also thought youngsters Jordan Kennedy and Danny Fitzpatrick looked very promising.

"Not a lot should be read into what was a typical pre-season game, given we used the 90 minutes to try out different players and formations.

"But, overall, there was a lot more to be happy about than not and the most pleasing aspect for myself is having a group of players wanting to play their best for Petershill."

Visiting gaffer Martin Campbell said: "We never made the most of our spells on top, but it's hard to be too critical of the guys considering most of them were playing together for the first time.

"Alan Docherty's display was really encouraging and I was also impressed by the second-half showing from young sub Luke McCowan, who is only 15 years of age yet didn't look out of place."

The shock result of the day came at McKenna Park where St Anthony's routed Rob Roy 5-1 with goals from Thomas Miller (two), Jay Mackay (two) and Gareth Timoney, while across the city Ross McIntosh, Jamie McArthur, Reece McGillion and Scott Anson were on target in Shettleston's 4-1 defeat of Broxburn.

Pollok had Davie Winters (penalty) and Marco Andreoni on the mark away to Wishaw, but were held to a 2-2 draw with Ryan Kennedy and Jason Thomson countering for the Lanarkshire outfit, and Clydebank won 2-1 at East Region kingpins Bo'ness United with late goals from Reece Pearson and a trialist.

Carluke came good through at Livingston United thanks to goals from Dean Dindlan, Stevie Murray, Greg Kavanagh and Steven Ferguson.

David Gormley, Gordon Pope and Dwayne Hyslop scores saw Auchinleck defeat Annbank United 3-0 and Scottish Junior Cup holders Hurlford United got away to a 6-2 winning start against Whitletts Vics with goals from Ross Robertson (two), Calum Watt (two), Paul McKenzie and Stevie Masterton.