O’Hara rues ‘grim’ player shortage

Peebles Rovers take on Burntisland Shipyard in their second league outing at Whitestone Park on Saturday, writes John Slorance.

Rovers manager John O’Hara told The Southern: “We did okay in the League Cup and it was a decent start to the season for us, but our main aim is the league. I was pleased by the way we beat Ormiston in our first game.

“Our team news is a bit grim at the moment, though, as we have six guys set to go through fitness tests.”

In another First Division encounter, Hawick Royal Albert travel to face Eyemouth United at Warner Park.

Kelso United are at home to Tynecastle in the Alex Jack Cup.

New Tweedsiders boss Scott Dowie said: “Being a manager is something completely different for me, but I am loving it.

“We only had eight players when I took on the job, but I have brought in some new faces. Tynecastle have had a couple of bad results, but in their last game they hammered Craigroyston 7-2 – I don’t know what to make of all that.”

Gala Fairydean Rovers are away to East Kilbride in the Lowland League, while Vale of Leithen hit the road to tackle Dalbeattie Star and Selkirk entertain league newcomers BSC Glasgow at Yarrow Park.