A look ahead to the weekend fixtures

Selkirk vs Hibs at Yarrow Park. Selkirk win 3-1. Selkirk manager Steve Forrest.
Selkirk vs Hibs at Yarrow Park. Selkirk win 3-1. Selkirk manager Steve Forrest.

After having been high in the heavens through an impressive unbeaten run, Selkirk came back to earth last Saturday when falling 4-1 to Dalbeattie Star.

This weekend the Yarrow Park side bid to find the uphill trail in travelling to face East Kilbride, the recent 8-0 victors of Peebles Rovers.

Reflecting on matters Selkirk manager Stevie Forrest said: “It will be a difficult game against East Kilbride on Saturday as they are a good side.

“Fingers crossed though we can get back to playing the good football that we are capable of producing.”

Vale of Leithen who have got the season off to a stuttering start are away to league newcomers Cumbernauld Colts.

Peebles Rovers and Hawick Royal Albert clash in East of Scotland League business at Whitestone Park.

The two clubs have already met this season. Hawick emerging surprise 1-0 winners in an East of Scotland League Qualifying Cup encounter.

Talking of this return game, Peebles manager John O’Hara said: “We will be ready for Hawick this time.

“In the last game we perhaps took Hawick for granted as they were not a great side last season. We won’t be making the same mistake this time though as Hawick are a complete new team and have improved a lot. We have a bit of improving to do all round and the game will be a big test for us.”

Hawick team boss Mike Atai commented: “Both sides know each other after having just met and I can see it being a hard challenging game.”

Kelso United take on near neighbours Coldstream at Woodside Park.