Peebles in a good place ahead of trip to the seaside

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Peebles Rovers travel to face Eyemouth United on Saturday and a trip to the seaside is very appropriate for the Whitestone Park men who are currently on a crest of a wave, writes John Slorance.

Rovers have been sweeping away the opposition in recent games and boss John O’Hara told The Southern: “Things are going really good for us at the moment.

“We have scored 13 goals in our opening two home games, which is unheard of. And we have managed to reach the semi-final of the Alex Jack Cup – a great achievement, especially as we beat Easthouses Lily to get there.

“We are taking one game at a time, though, and we have a tough one ahead of us against Eyemouth. Last season we lost at Warner Park, we played really poorly in our worst performance of the season.

“The Eyemouth pitch is very tight and it didn’t suit our style of play. We need to keep our momentum going, though, and will be looking for another win.”

Also in the East of Scotland League this weekend, Hawick Royal Albert entertain Duns, while Kelso United lock horns with Burntisland Shipyard at Woodside Park.

In the Lowland League, Selkirk journey to face Dalbeattie Star and player David Battle said: “The last time we played Dalbeattie Star away from home we went with a makeshift squad that had more or less been scraped together and were beaten 8-1.

“It wasn’t pretty for us, so on Saturday we will be trying to right some wrongs.”

Vale of Leithen tangle with Whitehill Welfare at Victoria Park and Gala Fairydean Rovers are away to Stirling University.