Time to take stock in National One

As the Borders top flight teams approach the business end of their season in National League One life is a bit more chilled.

Jed-Forest RFC coach Jammy McFarlane
Jed-Forest RFC coach Jammy McFarlane

With most teams having nine games remaining things are not quite at the critical stage yet although Kelso and Peebles still have a lot of work to do if they are to escape from the bottom two places.

Having won seven of their last eight games however Jed-Forest have suddenly found themselves in fourth place with a real chance of reaching a promotion play-off opportunity or even the top spot itself.

Just seven points separate second, third and fourth places with Watsonians sitting pretty on top with 58 points, 10 points clear of second place Marr.

Jed-Forest RFC coach Jammy McFarlane

Jed coach Jammy McFarlane doesn’t want to look to far ahead however as his charges prepare for their last league game before the Christmas break.

“We’re not getting too carried away,” he said.

“There is still a fair way to go yet and with a relatively small squad like ours it just takes a few injuries to disrupt things. We wont be far away though.”

Jed face Edinburgh Accies at home on Saturday while Kelso and Peebles travel to play Marr and Dundee HSFP respectively.