East of Scotland clubs look forward to happy endings

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WITHOUT a fixture last Saturday due to their away game with Peebles Rovers being cancelled because of ground conditions, Gala Fairydean are set to return to action this weekend in travelling to face Leith athletic on the Edinburgh sides new ground at Meadowbank.

Glancing ahead to the encounter, Fairydean caretaker boss, John O’Hara told TheSouthern: “I watched Leith playing Coldstream on Saturday and although Leith lost I was quite impressed with them.

“Leith are well organised and are particularly good in coming forward so we will know what to expect from them. It will be a difficult game for us but it is a game we are looking forward to playing especially as it will be on Leith’s new pitch.

“The season is now coming to an end but in the few games we have left we will be trying to put in good performances and try and cause some upsets.”

Gala are without the suspended Grant Gass but Jack Hay returns from his ban.

Talking of his sides clash with Easthouses Lily, Selkirk defender Jason Inglis said: “Last Saturday we got a draw with Burntisland Shipyard but it was a game we deserved to win as I thought we were the better side. Once again however we didn’t take our chances and not being able to hit the net has been our main problem this season. We haven’t played Easthouses yet so I am not sure what to expect from them but hopefully we can start scoring goals and get three points.”

Selkirk are at full strength.

Hawick Royal Albert host Ormiston at Albert Park. Goalkeeper Steven West returns to the Albert squad. Steven Drummond is out due to injury.

Peebles Rovers are away to Duns and Kelso United also hit the road in making a trip to Fife to tangle with Burntisland Shipyard.

In the premier division Vale of Leithen square up to Heriot Watt University at Victoria Park.