Leading clubs face off in league

Both the leading sides are in league action this weekend with present leaders Edusport Academy playing Abbey Vale and second placed St Cuthbert Wanderers playing near neighbours Creetown at Castle Cary Park.

Both teams are expected to take the three points from their respective away matches although the home sides on both occasions will not give up without a fight.

Dumfries YMCA play hosts to Mid- Annandale with the visitors favourites to get back on track and claim the three points following defeat the previous Saturday at the hands of Wigtown and Bladnoch.

There is a local Dumfries derby at Palmerston Park where Heston Rovers entertain neighbours Lochar Thistle for a contest that could go either way and there is another derby match at Blairmount Park where Newton Stewart play hosts to Wigtown and Bladnoch.

The result of this encounter could be close but matches between these two sides are always interesting and exciting and there is nothing to suggest that this time around things will be any different.

In the South Challenge Cup Round two Fleet Star have Nithsdale Wanderers as their visitors to Gatehouse for a contest that could possibly take more than the regulation ninety minutes to decide on what side progresses.

In Round Two of the South League Cup Crichton play Upper Annandale at Hospital Park with the home side favourites to go through to round three of this particular competition.

There is a Round Three match in the South Challenge Cup scheduled to be played on Wednesday evening at Meadow Park when the two Lowland League sides Threave Rovers and Dalbeattie Star lock horns for a match present form would suggest that Star progress from.

Fixtures for Saturday 27th February, 2016

All kick-offs at 2pm unless otherwise stated

South of Scotland League

Abbey Vale v Edusport Academy

Creetown v St Cuthbert Wanderers

Dumfries YMCA v Mid-Annandale

Heston Rovers v Lochar Thistle

Newton Stewart v Wigtown and Bladnoch –kick-off 3pm

South Challenge Cup – Round 2

Fleet Star v Nithsdale Wanderers

South League Cup – Round 2

Crichton v Upper Annandale

Fixture for Wednesday 2nd March, 2016

South Challenge Cup – Round 3

Threave Rovers v Dalbeattie Star – kick-off 7.30pm