Title hopes at stake at Blairmount

The match of the day this weekend looks like being at Blairmount Park where defeat for either side could ultimately end any interest that they both may have in this season’s South of Scotland league title.

Newton Stewart play hosts to Heston Rovers in a match that could well be close and produce more than a few goals to keep the spectators happy.

Abbey Vale entertain Crichton in another match that could produce a few goals and, with the visitors recording a very good victory over Heston last time out, they will start this contest as favourites to take another three points. Mid-Annandale and Lochar Thistle lock horns at Galabank with nothing much to choose between the two sides, while St Cuthbert Wanderers face neighbours Fleet Star at St Mary’s Park for a match the Kircudbright side whould win.

Nithsdale Wanderers and Wigtown and Bladoch meet at the second attempt in the South Regional Challenge Cup for what could be a close encounter.

Fixtures for Saturday

South of Scotland League

Abbey Vale v Crichton (kick-off 2pm)

Mid-Annandale v Lochar Thistle (kick-off 3pm)

Newton Stewart v Heston Rovers (kick-off 3pm)

St Cuthbert Wanderers v Fleet Star (kick-off 3pm)

South Regional Challenge Cup second round

Nithsdale Wanderers v Wigtown and Bladnoch (kick-off 1.30pm)