Fettes gets Albert job

Following the resignation of manager Graeme Chadwick, Hawick Royal Albert have a new incumbent on board, writes John Slorance.

John Fettes, who had been second man to Chadwick for almost two seasons, has been given the job until the end of the season, along with his sidekick, Alan McKenzie, who is club coach.

The pair are keen to have the posts for keeps and in the brief stint they have been in charge, Hawick have produced some creditable performances.

Talking ahead of his side’s away game against Burntisland Shipyard on Saturday, former Civil Service Strollers coach Fettes told The Southern: “It’s been an encouraging start for Alan and myself as the players have responded well.

“I am looking forward to the Burntisland game. They have a big pitch and this would suit our style of play.”

Peebles Rovers manager John O’Hara has masterminded his side to their best season for some considerable time, unbeaten in the league as well as topping the East of Scotland First Division table.

This weekend, Peebles tackle Heriot-Watt University at Whitestone Park, while the clash between Kelso United and Duns at Woodside Park also has the makings of being an exciting affair. In the Lowland League, Vale of Leithen entertain Threave Rovers at Victoria Park.