Hutton targets a Hawick hat-trick

Melrose is the only local top-flight club hitting the road this weekend, travelling to Stirling.

Elsewhere in the Premiership, Gala and Hawick are both at home, hosting Currie and Heriots respectively.

The Netherdale outfit narrowly lost to Ayr last week, so will want to make no slip-ups against Currie, while the Teries need to bounce back from their own two-point reverse against the Malleny Park side and get the Green Machine cranked up a gear.

Peebles welcome Kelso, Selkirk are away to Biggar and Jed-Forest travel to take on Hillhead/Jordanhill.

Greens skipper Rory Hutton says the two-point defeat to Currie was hard to take, but the players have not dwelled on it and have focused on what they need to do against their Goldenacre visitors.

“After turning them over twice last year, it shows we can compete with teams like them and have no reason to fear them,” he said.

“We’re targeting a win again this weekend to make it three in a row over them and start to earn some good results.

“It’s still early days, but a win will go a long way in helping us achieve our end goal of a top-four finish.”