Fans could see cup thrillers

There are three Cree Lodge Cup first round ties scheduled to be played this Saturday.

All could well be close although the home teams will all start as favourites to progress to round two, albeit two of those involved have had to concede home advantage while the new 3G pitches are being installed.

Newton Stewart will play their tie against Mid-Annandale at Trammondford Park by courtesy of Wigtown and Bladnoch FC, while St Cuthbert Wanderers will play at Lochar Thistle’s home park in Dumfries.

There are also two South of Scotland League matches being played, with the two bottom placed sides, Abbey Vale and Creetown, locking horns at Castle Cary Park. A victory for the visitors would see them leapfrog Creetown, whereas three points for the home side would leave the New Abbey side isolated at the bottom.

This is a match that could go either way but one that could have some exciting moments for supporters of both.

The other league match is at Garries Park where the visitors, Wigtown and Bladnoch, have the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the table when they take on Fleet Star. The visitors will start as favourites to take the three points but a rejuvenated Star side are expected to not give up without a fight.

Fixtures for Saturday, September 7

All kick-offs at 3pm

Cree Lodge Cup, first round

Heston Rovers v Nithsdale Wanderers

Newton Stewart v Mid-Annandale (to be played at Trammondford Park)

St Cuthbert Wanderers v Lochar Thistle (to be played at Maxwelltown High School)

South of Scotland League

Creetown v Abbey Vale

Fleet Star v Wigtown and Bladnoch