A look ahead to the weekend action

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With their Image Printers Cup tie against Gala Fairydean postponed because of a waterlogged ground last Saturday, Vale of Leithen take on Edinburgh University away from home this weekend in a Lowland League encounter.

In the lower half of the league table Vale are looking to get more points on board to improve their position.

And talking of his side’s current situation Vale manager Mark Lamb told TheSouthern: “We are a young team competing in a very competitive league, and it’s going to be a long hard season for our players.

“It’s our aim to remain in the Lowland League and I have set us a target of 25 points. So far we have picked up 13 points and I am quite happy about this considering we have such a small squad.

“I am trying to strengthen the side and on the lookout for new faces.”

Gala Fairydean face Gretna 2008 at Netherdale without the suspended Jamie Gibson.

Selkirk were scheduled to play East Kilbride, however the K-Park outfit are lining up against Spartans at home in a Scottish Cup second round reply tie following a drawn game last Saturday.

Selkirk team boss Stevie said of this: “It’s very frustrating as it means we have another free Saturday.

“We need games, we need to be playing.”

On a high from their excellent win over Tynecastle in the semi-final of the Alex Jack Cup, Peebles Rovers are set to square up against Heriot Watt University in an East of Scotland first division battle.

Commenting on matters, Rovers manager John O’Hara says: “I was over the moon with our win over Tynecastle.

“It was a fantastic result for us, especially as Tynecastle are a side who are unbeaten in their league. We are now in the final of a cup which is just great for the club.

“The final is against Leith Athletic in a few weeks’ time at Innerleithen. It’s going to be a big occasion for Peebles Rovers but before this we have league games to play and I will be making sure that we will be focussed on these matches and get maximum points.

“We are doing very well in the league and need to keep pushing in this direction.”

Kelso United travel to Duns, while Hawick Royal Albert visit Ormiston.