Lamb targets Lowland win

Vale of Leithen boss Mark Lamb
Vale of Leithen boss Mark Lamb

Without a fixture last weekend, Vale of Leithen return to the fray on Saturday, taking on Dalbeattie Star in a Lowland League tussle.

Manager Mark Lamb told The Southern: “We have 13 league games left and every match will be a tough one as the Lowland League is full of good sides.

“I have set ourselves a target to reach in points, so I will be looking to beat Dalbeattie.”

Lamb went on to add: “We are a young side and it’s taking time for us to find our feet, but we are gradually getting there.

“I have been looking to strengthen the squad, and Jason Stevens and James Elliot, from Earlston, have both recently put pen to paper in signing for us and I am delighted.”

Reflecting on a different issue, Lamb says: “I would like to see the community get more involved in supporting the Vale.

“We have the regulars who come to games and I am always delighted to see them, but we could do with more people to come along to matches. A club lottery has now been set up and we are trying to get things right.”

In another Lowland League clash, Gala Fairydean Rovers entertain East Kilbride at Netherdale.

Selkirk have been set to line-up against Stirling University in the South of Scotland Challenge Cup for the past two Saturdays.

Both games were postponed due to Yarrow Park being waterlogged and the tie has now been set for this weekend.

Bottom-of-the-table Kelso United tackle league leaders Peebles Rovers in the East of Scotland First Division. United are struggling, while Rovers are on a high and everything points to a Peebles win.

Kelso manager Scott Dowie, however, will have his troops geed up in a bid to cause an upset.