Football: A look ahead to the weekend fixtures

Fence posts around Coldstream FC's ground at Home Park.
Fence posts around Coldstream FC's ground at Home Park.

Peebles Rovers played their last game in the first week of December and, despite fielding an under-strength side, gave themselves some pre-Christmas cheer in toppling Craigroyston.

Christmas is long gone though and the Whitestone Park men are looking for further cheer in just getting a game.

Rovers are hoping that this match will arrive on Saturday as they are poised to meet Coldstream in an East of Scotland League encounter at Home Park.

Peebles manager John O’Hara said: “We are not the only team, but we can’t get a game at the moment as the weather has ruined everything.

“The games that have went on though have brought about good results for us. Everybody has been beating each other which has been to our benefit.”

Fast-forwarding to his sides clash with Coldstream, O’Hara added: “Coldstream’s league position is a bit unjustified as they are a better side than their place shows.

“We beat them 4-1 at home, but it was a much closer game than the score suggests. It will be a difficult game for us especially as it’s at Coldstream, but we have guys returning to the side which is good news.”

Hawick Royal Albert are scheduled to face Stirling University at home.

In the Lowland League Selkirk are away to Gretna 2008.

Expressing his thoughts on this tussle, Selkirk manager Garry O’Connor said: “Like ourselves Gretna are struggling a bit and Saturday’s game has the makings of being a tense one.

“I am trying hard to gel a side together. This will take time, but it will happen. We need to start picking up points though and hopefully this will start on Saturday.”

Elsewhere Gala Fairydean Rovers entertain Preston Athletic, while Vale of Leithen travel to face Edinburgh University.