Games against Berwick Rangers and Vale of Leithen next up for Gala Fairydean Rovers

Gala Fairydean Rovers face another Scottish Lowland Football League team knocked out of the Scottish Cup last weekend next time out.

Wednesday, 30th December 2020, 5:29 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th December 2020, 6:12 pm
Gala Fairydean Rovers' Lewis Grant on the ball against Annan. Photo: Bill McBurnie

The Galashiels team had been due to travel east to play Berwick Rangers on Boxing Day for the first part of a double-header against the Northumbrians prior to both sides making it into the first round of the Scottish Cup, forcing a schedule reshuffle.

Neither got any further, however, Gala being knocked out by Annan Athletic and Berwick by another Scottish League Two side, Stirling Albion.

Both will now be focusing on their league campaigns when they meet at Gala’s Netherdale home ground this Friday, January 1, at 3pm.

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Six points and four league places separate the two sides at the moment.

Gala are in seventh place with 22 points after 12 games and Berwick in 11th with 16 points from 13.

Next up for Rovers after that game is a Borders derby away to Vale of Leithen and visits by Motherwell’s Caledonian Braves and Falkirk’s East Stirlingshire.

Neil Hastings’ team play their Innerleithen neighbours on Monday, January 4; Braves on Saturday, January 9; and ’Shire on Saturday, January 16.

Vale of Leithen are the league’s basement side without any points after a dozen games, Braves are in 12th place with 13 points from as many games and East Stirlingshire in fifth spot with 26 points from 12 games, 10 behind league leaders Kelty Hearts.