Lowland clubs go East for challenge

Mickey Lawson
Mickey Lawson

Lowland League outfits Vale of Leithen and Selkirk are set to face East of Scotland League opposition in the South of Scotland Challenge Cup on Saturday, writes John Slorance.

The Innerleithen men lock horns with Tynecastle at Victoria Park, and Vale manager Micky Lawson said: “Our game against Threave Rovers last Saturday was put off, so I thought I would go and watch Tynecastle, but their match was postponed as well.

“I believe they are a young side this season and that their form has been a bit up and down. They will be difficult to be beat, but we are looking to get a cup run going.

“The other week we had a few players missing and were down to the bare bones. For Saturday, though, we have a squad of 16 available.”

Searching for their first win under the guidance of recently-appointed player/manager Garry O’Connor, Selkirk entertain Civil Service Strollers at Yarrow Park.

In the East of Scotland League, Hawick Royal Albert and Coldstream clash for the second week in succession.

Victors by 4­-1 in the first clash, the Teries have home advantage this time around.

Peebles Rovers travel to Edinburgh to face Craigroyston at St Mark’s Park.