Looking ahead to the weekend fixtures

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Vale of Leithen and Gala Fairydean Rovers are poised to meet for the third time this season when they clash in the Image Printers Cup at Victoria Park on Saturday.

Glancing ahead to the game, Vale vice chairman Stuart Robertson told TheSouthern: “Hopefully the game will go ahead.

“We were very disappointed that our away match against Whitehill Welfare last Saturday was put off by the referee just before the kick off because of ground conditions.

Both clubs thought the pitch was playable and I certainly thought this myself. However, the referee didn’t.

“We have played Gala twice this season and lost both games. In the first game we were well beaten 4-1 in the league. Gala then beat us 1-0 in the Scottish Cup with a last minute goal and we were very unlucky not to have got something out of the game in this one.

“Since these matches the Vale have came on a lot and we will be ready for Gala on Saturday.”

Gala team boss Steven Noble commented: “The last two results mean absolutely nothing.

“The Vale have been doing well and have home advantage. It’s also a derby game so anything can happen.”

In the Lowland League, Selkirk travel to face East Kilbride.

Talking of his sides home, bottom of the table East of Scotland First Division encounter with Eyemouth United, Hawick Royal Albert coach Davie Aitkin said: “It will be an interesting game as we have twice lost to Eyemouth as well as having beaten them.

“Both matches were close and I am sure this one will be the same. Our discipline has been letting us down but if we can keep eleven men on the park, we could well get a win.”

Elsewhere Peebles Rovers are at home to Burntisland Shipyard, while Kelso United travel to face Heriot Watt University.