Will it be third time lucky for the men from Innerleithen?

Galafairydean Rovers manager Stevie Noble after the second goal go's in.
Galafairydean Rovers manager Stevie Noble after the second goal go's in.
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Vale of Leithen and Gala Fairydean Rovers are set to meet in the second round of the Image Printers Cup at Victoria Park on Saturday, writes John Slorance.

This will be the third meeting of the Borders rivals this season.

Fairydean Rovers came out on top in the first two encounters, beating Vale in a Lowland League game as well as in a Scottish Cup tie.

Gala manager Steven Noble is well aware that these results are nothing but history, however.

He told The Southern: “We have beaten Vale 4-1 and 1-0 away from home, but that means nothing and I am expecting it to be a very close game on Saturday.

“They have came on a lot since we last played them. Their manager Mark Lamb has done a great job in steadying his ship and has a good, organised side.”

Selkirk are also involved in Image Printers Cup action facing Whitehill Welfare at Ferguson Park.

Narrowly beaten by league leaders Peebles Rovers last weekend, bottom-of-the-table Kelso United travel to face fellow strugglers Eyemouth United in an East of Scotland basement battle.

United team boss Scott Dowie said: “I missed our game against Peebles Rovers, but I am led to believe that we played them off the park and were very unlucky not to get something out of the game.

“A performance like this will have given our boys confidence as they showed they could play a bit.

“We need to start converting our chances, though, and when we start doing that we could do some damage”.

Hawick Royal Albert are minus suspended captain Michael McKenzie for their home tussle with Peebles Rovers, but Gordon Ramsay returns from a ban.