Gala Fairydean Rovers up for cup as winning streak goes on

Sunday, 22nd November 2020, 6:37 pm
Gala Fairydean Rovers' Scott-Taylor Mackenzie makes a challenge on a Sauchie Juniors player. Photo: Bill McBurnie

The Galashiels side’s 2-1 home victory against Clackmannanshire’s Sauchie Juniors on Saturday was their sixth in a row following five wins in the Scottish Lowland Football League.

Their scorers at Netherdale were Scott-Taylor Mackenzie, the league’s joint-second-highest scorer at the moment with six goals, on 51 minutes and Phil Addison two minutes later, with Chris Brown replying for the visitors on 82 minutes.

Rovers currently sit in sixth place in the league with 18 points after eight games.

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Gala Fairydean Rovers' Ross Aitcheson gathers the ball against Sauchie Juniors. Photo: Bill McBurnie

That puts them level on points with fifth-placed BSC Glasgow, fourth-placed Bo’ness United and third-placed Kelty Hearts, though the Glaswegians have played one extra game and Kelty have one in hand, and just a point behind second-placed East Stirlingshire and two behind league leaders East Kilbride.

Sauchie play in the East of Scotland Football League’s premier division and are currently in 13th place with eight points from as many games.

Next up for a Gala is a trip to Dumfries and Galloway to play Gretna 2008 in the league on Wednesday, November 25, at 7.45pm.

Gretna are currently eight places and 12 points below Gala, having picked up six points from eight games.

Gala Fairydean Rovers' Lewis Grant checks back against a Sauchie Juniors player. Photo: Bill McBurnie

Their midweek game will be followed by a visit from Fife’s Kelty Hearts for a game behind closed doors at 3pm next Saturday, November 28.

Also coming up for the Borderers is a Scottish Cup second preliminary round tie against another Dumfries and Galloway outfit, Wigtown and Bladnoch, on Saturday, December 12.

Full match report to follow ...

Aiden Walsh on the ball for Gala Fairydean Rovers against Sauchie Juniors. Photo: Bill McBurnie