Unplayable pitches, holiday period ... whatever the reasons, there has been a lack of football in the Borders recently, writes John Slorance.
With a little bit of luck, however, a full card of games will go ahead on Saturday.
Vale of Leithen are set to be involved in Lowland League action when travelling to Rosewell to take on Whitehill Welfare and manager Mark Lamb told The Southern: “We need to get games behind us and start waving the flag again.
“The club has had a lot to address this season, both on and off the park, but we are getting there. Considering everything, I think we have done very well in a competitive league.
“I am still trying to lure new faces to the club to freshen up and strengthen what is a small squad.
“Hopefully, there could be a couple of new guys in the side for the Whitehill game.”
Elsewhere, Selkirk welcome Dalbeattie Star to Yarrow Park, while Gala Fairydean Rovers travel to play Gretna 2008.
In the East of Scotland League, First Division leaders Peebles Rovers entertain Hawick Royal Albert at Whitestone Park and Kelso host Eyemouth in a bottom-of-the-table clash.