Borders derby action continues

Phil Addison in action for Selkirk, in blue, in their 4-0 win last Saturday over BSC Glasgow (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

Phil Addison in action for Selkirk, in blue, in their 4-0 win last Saturday over BSC Glasgow (picture by Grant Kinghorn)

More Borders derby football confrontations are set to light up the Lowland League on Saturday.

Following a midweek flurry of rearranged fixtures, this weekend’s card pitches the league’s four southern sides against each other.

Gala Fairydean Rovers regarded Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw at Gretna as a couple of points dropped after dominating the game but failing to build on a 1-0 lead, which was cancelled out by a late free-kick – Gretna 2008’s only shot on target in the entire match.

Gala FR face in-form Hawick Royal Albert, who enjoyed a 6-2 Scottish Cup replay romp on Saturday against Civil Service Strollers.

On Tuesday at Albert Park, Hawick got the better of a resurgent Selkirk, who themselves have been scoring abundantly in recent league games.

But Garry O’Connor’s side went down 4-3 to the League newcomers.

Selkirk visit Vale of Leithen, who have also been going well in the league. Boss Chris Anderson said Vale gave their best performance of the season last weekend against leaders East Kilbride, despite conceding a last-minute goal to lose 2-1. They’d been mauled 9-1 just a week earlier by the Lanarkshire side in the Scottish Cup.