Local clubs live with weather challenges

Gala Fairydean vs Selkirk FC at Netherdale. Gala Fairydean Rovers manager Steven Noble.
Gala Fairydean vs Selkirk FC at Netherdale. Gala Fairydean Rovers manager Steven Noble.
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Atrocious weather conditions washed out the Lowland League and East of Scotland League footballing cards last weekend.

In this coming Saturday’s programme, Gala Fairydean Rovers travel to tangle with Dalbeattie Star and manager Steven Noble said: “It’s a bit of a downer when games keep getting put off because of the bad weather, but it’s something you have to live with.

“Dalbeattie beat us by a single goal a while back and this has happened to us a few times this season. It’s very frustrating and we have been a bit unlucky. Hopefully, we will get three points on Saturday as we need to start climbing up the league.”

Vale of Leithen also face South of Scotland opposition in taking on Threave Rovers away from home in a bottom of the table encounter while Garry O’Connor’s Selkirk journey to Edinburgh to cross swords with Spartans at Ainslie Park.

In the East of Scotland League scene, Hawick Royal Albert were scheduled to host Tynecastle, but due to the flooding of Albert Park this fixture has been switched to the Netherdale 3G.

Hawick secretary Dougie Purves said: “It’s just been devastating.

“The club has just spent a lot of money doing up the dressing rooms for us to obtain our SFA license and everything is now under water. I can’t see a game being played at Albert Park for quite a while.”

Peebles Rovers are away to Lothian Thistle HV.