This weekend’s football action

Fixtures for Saturday, May 12.

All kick-offs at 3pm

South of Scotland League

Creetown v Crichton

Heston Rovers v Stranraer

Newton Stewart v Nithsdale Wanderers

Threave Rovers v Dalbeattie Star

Wigtown and Bladnoch v St Cuthbert Wanderers

Fixtures for Monday, May 14.

All kick-offs at 7.30pm

South of Scotland League

Dalbeattie Star v Newton Stewart

St Cuthbert Wanderers v Mid-Annandale

Fixtures for Wednesday, May 16.

Kick-offs at 7.30pm

Challenge Cup Final

Wigtown and Bladnoch or Queen of the South v Dalbeattie Star

South of Scotland League

St Cuthbert Wanderers v Heston Rovers

The league championship could have been decided last Wednesday evening if St Cuthbert Wanderers had beaten Threave Rovers at St Mary’s Park however a victory for the Castle Douglas side would make the encounter on Saturday at Meadow Park against Dalbeattie Star very interesting. Going into their last two matches four points separated the two sides but two victories for the Meadow Park team would put them two points ahead leaving Star to secure the title only if they beat Newton Stewart at Islecroft next Monday night. However should the Dalbeattie side take the three points from their Stewartry rivals at Meadow Park on Saturday they will win the championship for the first time in over twenty years.

Heston Rovers who are pushing St Cuthbert Wanderers for third spot play hosts to Stranraer and will be keen to keep up the momentum so a good contest is expected in this contest. In Crichton final match of the season they visit Castle Cary Park to play Creetown and depending on other results a victory could see the Hospital Park side jump two or three places up the league table. This is a match that could go close with a share of the points a possibility.

Newton Stewart play their final home game of the season when they have Nithsdale Wanderers as their visitors to Blairmount Park. It looks as though the Creesiders have secured sixth place in the table and are more than capable of adding another three points to their tally from this encounter although the Sanquhar side are an inconsistent side this season and could spring a surprise result. As St Cuthbert Wanderers vie with Heston Rovers for third place they travel to Trammondford Park to play Wigtown and Bladnoch for a game that they will not relish. While Saints form has slipped of late Wigtowns has improved and the home side could well start as favourites to take the three points from this match. On Monday night Dalbeattie Star and Newton Stewart conclude their league season on Monday night at Islecoft while Mid-Annandale finish their season off at St Marys Park against St Cuthbert Wanderers as they look to finish in seventh place before moving next season to play their competitive matches at Galabank, sharing the new pitch with Annan Athletic.

Wednesday night sees the Challenge Cup Final being played with either Wigtown and Bladnoch or Queen of the South playing Dalbeattie Star at Islecroft. The fight for third spot will continue at St Marys Park when Heston Rovers are the visitors with it all to play for against St Cuthbert Wanderers.