Weekend football preview

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KELSO UNITED take on Easthouses Lily in an East of Scotland League first division match at Woodside Park on Saturday.

The Tweedsiders have went off the boil of late and talking of his sides current situation, Kelso manager Prof Blaikie told TheSouthern: “We were just diabolical in our last game against Berwick Rangers Reserves.

“It was the performance from hell and performances like this don’t mirror what I am attempting to achieve with Kelso. I feel I have a good enough squad but some of the players need to have a reality check as they are not playing as well as they can do.

“It’s my job to get this sorted out though, I am the manager and the buck stops with me and I accept this. We will have to improve a lot if we are to get a result against Easthouses on Saturday but hopefully we can do this.”

United are without suspended goalkeeper Elliot Turnbull, Damien McInulty and Paul Dumma are also missing.

Peebles Rovers are also involved in league business in making a trip to the sea side to tangle with Eyemouth United at Warner Park.

Glancing ahead to the match, Peebles team boss John O’Hara said: “Eyemouth is a difficult place to get a result as it’s a tight pitch, plus Eyemouth are always inclined to play well at home, so we will have to work hard to get something out of the match.

“Our squad has been stretched to the limit in recent games due to injuries and players being on holiday and unfortunately it’s the same for Saturday. We have guys returning but Jason Darling is still out and he is a big miss.

“However, we will get over all of this and although it may bring about some headaches it will be great to select from a full squad.”

Hawick Royal Albert welcome Ronald Fleming back from suspension for their home meeting with Berwick Rangers Reserves.

Due to having James Young, John Kerr, Scott Gormley and Eddie Mearns all suspended, Vale of Leithen have a depleted squad for their away clash with Stirling University in the Lowland League.

In other Lowland League encounters, Selkirk and Gala Fairydean both hit the road in facing Dalbeattie Star and Threave Rovers respectively.