South fixtures coming thick and fast

The fixtures in South football are coming thick and fast now as it enters the final weeks of the season.

There is s real mixture of fixtures scheduled to be played on Saturday and in midweek. On Saturday bottom placed Dumfries YMCA entertain last season’s champions Wigtown for a match the visitors should take the points from while the contest at Gatehouse between Fleet Star and Nithsdale could go either way.

There is an all Annandale clash at Lockerbie when Mids play Uppers for a place in this season’s league cup final with the home side slight favourites to progress. Creetown play Queen of the South in the third round of the south challenge cup while Heston Rovers lock horns with neighbours Crichton in the semi final of the Cree Lodge cup.

This match at Palmerstone looks too close to call and may well take more than the regulation 90 minutes to find a winner. On Monday night there are three Tweedie Cup first round ties being played with Crichton the most likely to progress from their match against Nithsdale and Upper Annandale favourites to see off the challenge of Dumfries. Fleet Star will have their hands full against Lochar Thistle with the visitors favourites to progress. On Wednesday night there is almost a full programme of League matches with St Cuthbert Wanderers playing Crichton for what should be a good contest while Creetown play Wigtown. Fleet Star and Dumfries lock horns at Gatehouse and Nithsdale entertain Abbey vale at Sanquhar.

Fixtures; Saturday 16th April; All kick offs at 3pm; South of Scotland league; Dumfries YMCA v Wigtown and Bladnoch; Fleet Star v Nithsdale Wanderers; Lochar Thistle v Edusport; South league cup semi final; Mid Annandale v Upper Annandale; South challenge cup round three; Creetown v Queen of the South; Cree lodge cup semi final; Heston Rovers v Crichton; Monday 18th April; kick off at 7pm; Tweedie cup round 1; Crichton v Nithsdale wanderers; Dumfries YMCA v Upper Annandale; Fleet v Lochar