Cree Lodge Cup competition kicks off

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The Cree Lodge Cup competition begins this Saturday with six first round ties being played.

Abbey Vale and Lochar Thistle lock horns at Dumfries High School for what could well be a close run contest with both coming off the back of good victories last weekend. Vale will however start as favourites to progress but Lochar are expected to push them all the way.

Creetown entertain Upper Annandale at Castle Cary Park with the Moffat side looking the more experienced of the two teams while Dumfries YMCA have Fleet Star as their visitors for a match they could win if they continue their present good run of form.

The contest at Annan between Edusport Academy and Wigtown and Bladnoch is another tie that could go close and one that could well take more than the regulation ninety minutes to find a winner.

Nithsdale Wanderers play hosts to Mid-Annandale at Sanquhar for a match in which present form would suggest a victory for the visitors from Lockerbie.

There are midweek matches scheduled to be played in the South of Scotland League with Crichton and Newton Stewart clashing for the second time in three days with the match this time being played at Blairmount Park. This match which goes ahead on Tuesday evening could also go close.

There are another five league matches being played on Wednesday evening with Abbey Vale playing Upper Annandale in a match that they will start favourites to take the three points.

Edusport Academy will be favourites to record a victory over Nithsdale Wanderers at Galabank, Annan while Heston Rovers should take the three points from their match against Creetown.

Mid-Annandale and Fleet Star could well share the points but the free scoring St Cuthbert Wanderers will start as strong favourites to maintain their good run of form to see off Dumfries YMCA comfortably.

Fixtures for Saturday 3rd October, 2015

All kick-offs at 3pm

Cree Lodge Cup – Round One

Abbey Vale v Lochar Thistle

Crichton v Newton Stewart

Dumfries YMCA v Fleet Star

Edusport Academy v Wigtown and Bladnoch

Nithsdale Wanderers v Mid-Annandale

Fixture for Tuesday 6th October, 2015

South of Scotland League

Kick-off at 7.30pm

Newton Stewart v Crichton

Fixtures for Wednesday 7th October, 2015

All kick-offs at 7.30pm

South of Scotland League

Abbey Vale v Upper Annandale

Edusport Academy v Nithsdale Wanderers

Heston Rovers v Creetown

Mid-Annandale v Fleet Star

St Cuthbert Wanderers v Dumfries YMCA