IN PICTURES: Football - Rothesay Brandane 1, Bearsden 3

Rothesay Brandane’s hopes of winning a place in the Caledonian League’s top flight suffered another damaging blow on Saturday after Ryan Doro’s double helped fellow promotion contenders Bearsden to a crucial victory.

Doro’s 25-yard curler midway through the first half gave the visitors the advantage after an evenly-contested first half, and though the Brandanes had the advantage both of the stiff breeze and the downward slope at Rothesay’s Public Park in the second half, Doro’s conversion of Brian Noble’s cross in the 54th minute put Bearsden - who went into the game in third place in the first division table, one point behind the Danes but with three games in hand - firmly in control.

Rothesay Brandane try without success to find a way past Bearsden keeper Charles Samushonga during the teams' Caledonian League clash in Rothesay on March 29.

Rothesay Brandane try without success to find a way past Bearsden keeper Charles Samushonga during the teams' Caledonian League clash in Rothesay on March 29.

Neil Whitelaw brought the home side back into the game from the penalty spot after Kyle Pattison was tripped, but a below-strength Brandanes side, with five regulars missing, never seriously troubled Bearsden keeper Charles Samushonga in the closing stages and substitute Paul Craig wrapped up the points for the visitors with a fierce drive into the roof of the net in the dying seconds.