Cree Lodge Cup clashes in store

There are three Cree Lodge Cup second round ties scheduled for this Saturday.

The match at New Abbey between Abbey Vale and Crichton looks like a contest that could go close.

Both sides have shown a bit of inconsistency so far this season and it could well take more than the regulation 90 minutes to find a winner in this tie.

St Cuthbert Wanderers entertain Creetown at St Mary’s Park and it would be a real upset if home side failed to make it through to the next round from this tie.

Lowland club Threave Rovers have Newton Stewart as their visitors to Meadow Park for a tie that the Castle Douglas side will start as favourites in. But this is one which the Creesiders will consider to be winnable. Matches between these teams are usually close affairs and there is nothing to suggest that this one will be any different.

There are also three South of Scotland League matches being played, with the pick of the bunch being at Trammondford Park where league leaders Wigtown and Bladnoch entertain Heston Rovers.

Both sides know the way to goal and this could be a high scoring affair with the home side slight favourites to take the three points. However, if Heston hit the form they are capable of, the final result could go either way.

Mid-Annandale travel to Sanquhar to play Nithsdale Wanderers in a match the home side should take the three points from although the visitors are as usual expected to give a good account of themselves.

Lochar Thistle and Fleet Star lock horns at Maxwelltown High School for what could be another close contest. Star are enjoying much better form than of previous seasons and could well push the Dumfries side all the way with a share of the points being a distinct possibility.

Fixtures for Saturday, November 16

Cree Lodge Cup second round

Abbey Vale v Crichton (2pm)

St Cuthbert Wanderers v Creetown (3pm)

Threave Rovers v Newton Stewart (3pm)

South of Scotland League

All kick-offs at 2pm

Lochar Thistle v Fleet Star

Nithsdale Wanderers v Mid-Annandale

Wigtown and Bladnoch v Heston Rovers