Fixtures pile up as season nears climax

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With the season now almost at an end there is a mixture of cup and league matches scheduled to take place over the next week.

Tonight (Friday) sees the semi-final of the Cree Lodge Cup taking place between Nithsdale Wanderers and Dalbeattie Star at Sanquhar. This should be a good even game but the Stewartry side will start as favourites to make yet another cup final.

Both teams are back in action the following day when four South of Scotland League matches are scheduled to be played. Nithsdale travel to Kirkcudbright to play St Cuthbert Wanderers and Dalbeattie have a home match against Wigtown and Bladnoch. Both matches look to be fairly evenly balanced although Saints should see off the challenge of the Sanquhar side and Dalbeattie Star could wrap up the league with a victory over the high flying Trammondford side.

Creetown are at home to Heston Rovers, while Newton Stewart entertain Threave Rovers at Blairmount.

The Tweedie Cup semi-final tie between St Cuthbert Wanderers and Dalbeattie Star takes place on Monday evening at St Mary’s Park and, again, this contest could be a close tussle with maybe home advantage tilting the odds of a victory in Saints’ favour.

Stair Park is the venue of the Potts Cup final on Wednesday evening when Wigtown and Bladnoch lock horns with Newton Stewart.

With a fair sprinkling of Stranraer players in the ranks of both teams, this final should draw a fair crowd of supporters of both sides.

Dalbeattie Star play Fleet Star at Islecroft in a league match the same evening and should win another three points at the expense of the bottom-placed team.

Fixture for Friday, May 10

Kick-off at 7.30pm

Cree Lodge Cup semi-final

Nithsdale Wanderers v Dalbeattie Star

Fixtures for Saturday, May 11

All kick-offs at 3pm

South of Scotland League

Creetown v Heston Rovers

Dalbeattie Star v Wigtown and Bladnoch

Newton Stewart v Threave Rovers

St Cuthbert Wanderers v Nithsdale Wanderers

Fixture for Monday, May 13

Kick-off at 7.30pm

Tweedie Cup semi-final

St Cuthbert Wanderers v Dalbeattie Star

Fixtures for Wednesday, May 15

Kick-offs at 7.30pm

Potts Cup final (to be played at Stair Park)

Wigtown and Bladnoch v Newton Stewart

South of Scotland League

Dalbeattie Star v Fleet Star