Peebles Rovers have had their highs and lows in their long history, and right now, they have climbed to their highest peak for some considerable time, writes John Slorance.
Apart from topping the East of Scotland League First Division table and being three points clear of their nearest rivals Ormiston, the Whitestone Park side have more than made their mark through some highly impressive performances.
This weekend, Rovers get away from the pressures of gunning for title honours, travelling to face Duns in the second round of the King Cup.
Manager John O’Hara told The Southern: “Winning the league is our main priority, but it would be nice to do well in the King Cup.
“We have played Duns thrice already this season. Two games were drawn, while we won the other, and there is little between the two sides.
“We want to keep our momentum going by getting another win.”
Kelso United are also bidding for a third-round place in the King Cup and line up against near neighbours Coldstream at Woodside Park.
The Streamers have recently added to their squad, signing two French players, Arnaud Gauthier and Axel Cassard, who are students at the Edusport Academy in Edinburgh.
Hawick Royal Albert meet Heriot-Watt University in a First Division encounter at Albert Park.
Elsewhere, Vale of Leithen are at home to BSC Glasgow in the South Challenge Cup while in the Lowland League, Selkirk clash with Gretna 2008 away from home.