Borders clubs back to league business

Whitehill Welfare FC v Edinburgh City FC, Ferguson Park, Rosewell. Sat, 18, January, 2014.''Pictured: Whitehill Welfare FC Manager, Mickey Lawson''Image by: Malcolm McCurrach
Whitehill Welfare FC v Edinburgh City FC, Ferguson Park, Rosewell. Sat, 18, January, 2014.''Pictured: Whitehill Welfare FC Manager, Mickey Lawson''Image by: Malcolm McCurrach

Without a victory in their last four outings, Vale of Leithen bid to get back into the winning frame when facing Preston Athletic at Victoria Park on Saturday.

Manager Micky Lawson said: “It’s been a bit challenging for us lately.

“A month ago we had a squad of 23 players but against BSC Glasgow in our last game we were down to the bare bones.

“We are short of bodies again for Saturday but intend bringing in two trialist from junior football.”

Gala Fairydean Rovers are away BSC Glasgow.

Following their South of Scotland Challenge Cup exit, Hawick Royal Albert return to league business when travelling to tackle with Burntisland Shipyard.

Barry Campbell of the Hawick managerial team said: “We will just have to regroup from this and fix what went wrong and get our heads up.

“There are players coming back from injury for the Burntisland match and we will be looking to get three points.”

○The Borders football community was saddened this week on hearing the news that East of Scotland Football Association Honorary President, Morain Scott, passed away on Friday evening. Morain was a very long standing servant of East of Scotland Football and will be sorely missed in the Association and at his club Coldstream FC.