League and cup mix in south league fixtures

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There is a mixture of south of Scotland League matches and Haig Gordon cup second round ties scheduled to be played this Saturday.

Abbey Vale could well start as favourites to take the three points from their match at New Abbey against Mid Annandale. The home side recorded a two all draw against league champions St Cuthbert Wanderers last time out after going two goals down and fought back to take a share of the points and if they show the sane same fighting qualities against Mids then they may claim all three points.

However the Lockerbie side are also fighters and are more than capable of winning this contest which suggests that a share of the points could be the outcome.

Threave Rovers travel to play Creetown at Castle Cary Park and although performing better of late may well have to be at their very best to see off the challenge from the home side who themselves recorded an excellent victory last Saturday against Nithsdale Wanderers. The Sanquhar side though should manage to get back on track with a visit to Dumfries to play bottom placed YMCA who are still trying to find their feet in South football.

Three of the four Haig Gordon cup ties look like they could go either way with only Wigtown and Bladnoch at home to Lochmaben looking like almost certain winners on current league form.

However being a cup tie anything could happen and the Burgh side are expected as usual to give off their best.

Heston Rovers play hosts to Upper Annandale at Palmerston Park and will start as favourites to progress in this particular competition but aren’t expected to find it easy against a very good and experienced Moffat side. St Cuthbert Wanderers entertain Edusport Academy at St Marys Park for a contest that could go ether way and one which could possibly take more than the regulation ninety minutes to find a winner.

Lochar Thistle and Newton Stewart lock horns at Maxwelltown High School for what could be another closely run contest as is usual when these two sides meet. Both teams have a mixture of youth and experience within their ranks and know the route to goal so this match should be one to savour for the supporters of both sides with more than a few goals to keep them entertained.

Fixtures; Saturday 26th November 2016

South of Scotland league

All kick offs at 2pm unless otherwise stated

Abbey Vale v Mid Annandale

Creetown v Threave Rovers

Dumfries YMCA v Nithsdale Wanderers; Kick off 3pm

Haig Gordon Cup Round Two

Heston Rovers v Upper Annandale

Lochar Thistle v Newton Stewart; kick off 1pm

St Cuthbert Wanderers v Edusport Academy; kick off 3pm

Wigtown and Bladnoch v Lochmaben