Young Vale of Leithen stars relish final fixture frenzy

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

Due to a mass of games still to be played in the Lowland and East of Scotland Leagues, the season is coming to a whirlwind finish, with Saturday and midweek fixtures scheduled.

Following their clash with Selkirk last night, Vale of Leithen face Stirling University at Victoria Park on Saturday.

Vale manager Mark Lamb told The Southern: “The games are coming thick and fast and it makes you wonder how you are going to fit them all in.

“You just have to get on with it, though, as that’s the way it is. We are a young side and our laddies just keep going and are not the least bothered.

“They are playing football so they are happy.

“We have achieved our aim for the season in not being relegated and are now looking to finish in a respectable place in the league.

“Three points against Stirling would help greatly towards this.”

Selkirk tackle recently-crowned champions Edinburgh City at Yarrow Park and Souters’ manager Steve Forrest said: “Edinburgh City are a top side so we are going to be up against it. Although we have had some disappointing results, we have had a decent season and have done a lot better than a lot of folk thought we might.

“We are the third top in goals scored in the league at the moment, so I suppose that says something.”

Gala Fairydean Rovers are away to Whitehill Welfare.

In the East of Scotland First Division, Peebles Rovers entertain Eyemouth United, Kelso make the trip to Duns and Hawick Royal Albert are off to Fife to square up against Burntisland Shipyard.