Wigtown aim to keep title bid on track

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South of Scotland League favourites Wigtown and Bladnoch travel to Annan this Saturday to play Mid-Annandale at Galabank for what will be Mids second last league game of the season.

The Lockerbie side are not as consistent as they have been in previous seasons and the visitors will start this match as strong favourites to take the three points to keep their league ambitions on track.

Current league leaders Newton Stewart and Heston Rovers lock horns for the second week in succession and the Creesiders will be keen to make amends for last Saturday’s reverse in the Challenge Cup.

This contest will be fought out on Palmerston Park and could well go close although the visitors have more to lose that the home side, with St Cuthbert Wanderers and Wigtown breathing down their necks as the three sides battle for this season’s league title.

Bottom placed Creetown have neighbours St Cuthbert Wanderers as their visitors to Castle Cary Park for a match the Kirkcudbright side are expected to win comfortably to keep their interests alive at the top of the table.

Lochar Thistle will also be strong favourites to take the points and the plaudits from their match against Abbey Vale at Maxwelltown High School. Thistle are enjoying a very good first season in South football whereas Abbey Vale have failed to find any consistency this term. The home side go into this match on the back of their very good victory over a young Queen of the South team last time out which will have boosted their confidence for the remainder of the season.

Nithsdale Wanderers entertain Crichton at Sanquhar for a contest that could well be too close to call and a share of the points is a distinct possibility.

Fixtures for Saturday, February 1

All kick-offs at 2pm unless otherwise stated.

South of Scotland League

Creetown v St Cuthbert Wanderers

Heston Rovers v Newton Stewart

Lochar Thistle v Abbey Vale

Mid-Annandale v Wigtown and Bladnoch (3pm)

Nithsdale Wanderers v Crichton