South Scene preview with John McNaught

There is a full programme of South of Scotland League fixtures scheduled to be played this Saturday with a variation of 2pm and 3pm kick-offs.

Leaders Edusport Academy entertain present champions Wigtown and Bladnoch at Galabank, Annan, for a game the home team will be favourites to take the three points from. Wigtown, although not finding the form of recent past seasons, cannot however, be underestimated and the result of this contest could well be close.

Second placed Crichton travel up to Sanquhar to play Nithsdale Wanderers and will start as slight favourites to take the points and hold their ground in the league table.

St Cuthbert Wanderers, who are on a great run of form, should be good enough to take the three points from their encounter with Upper Annandale at Moffat and could well add to their already healthy goal difference.

The match at Castle Cary Park where Creetown have Lochar Thistle as their visitors looks like it is one that could well go close with the home side maybe just edging the three points in a high scoring match.

Fleet Star and Abbey Vale lock horns at Gatehouse for another match that looks close and where a share of the points could be a distinct possibility.

Heston Rovers play hosts to Mid-Annandale and with the Lockerbie side finding the net with ease at present it would be no surprise if they left Palmerston Park with the three points although the final outcome could well be a slender one. Dumfries YMCA travel along the A75 to play Newton Stewart at Blairmount Park for a contest that the home side will start as strong favourites to take the three points from and possibly improve their league table position depending on other results. However, YMCA have improved immensely this season from last and will not be turning up just to take part and to make up the numbers which will mean that the Creesiders may well have to be at their best to record a victory.

Fixtures for Saturday 31st October, 2015.

South of Scotland League

Creetown v Lochar Thistle - kick-off 2pm

Edusport academy v Wigtown and Bladnoch - kick-off 3pm

Fleet Star v Abbey Vale - kick-off 2pm

Heston Rovers v Mid-Annandale -kick-off 2pm

Newton Stewart v Dumfries YMCA - kick-off 3pm

Nithsdale Wanderers v Crichton - kick-off 2pm

Upper Annandale v St Cuthbert Wanderers -kick-off 2pm