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Lowland League Preview: Civil Service Strollers (A)

We’re back on the road this weekend as we travel to Christie Gillies Park to play Civil Service Strollers hoping to put the disappointment of last weekend’s result against Bonnyrigg Rose behind us.

It was only our second defeat of the league campaign last Friday – despite coming back from 2-0 down, a last minute corner allowed Bonnyrigg Rose to take the three points. We’ll need to get back to winning ways this weekend to keep the confidence high ahead of our Scottish Cup Fourth Round tie with East Kilbride the following weekend.

Gary Jardine’s Strollers host us with an air of confidence after they were victorious in the North Edinburgh derby last weekend.  A lone goal from trialist Archie Rue gave CSS a huge win and climb back into fifth place, six points behind BSC.

Back in November, goals from Robbie McNab, Declan Hughes, Thomas Orr and Thomas Collins secured a 4-1 win against Civil Service Strollers at home… so let’s hope for a bit more of that despite Christie Gillies Park being a really tough place to go.

Lowland League Preview: Dalbeattie Star

It’s game time at The Indodrill, and it certainly seems like our games in the final leg of the league campaign are coming few and far between. However, we play a Dalbeattie Star side we have yet to come up against this campaign due to the away fixture being postponed earlier in the season.

Our last league outing from two weeks ago saw the boys in yellow take a comfortable three points from Gretna 2008 thanks to a 3-0 victory with fantastic performances from Euan O’Reilly, Jamie Mills and Carlo Pignatiello.

Despite Star’s poor campaign this season, we don’t have the luxury of looking back to the reverse fixture and focusing on positives. Dalbeattie may have only taken 13 points in for the season but they have proven they can score goals at vital points.

Darren Kerr’s side’s last competitive fixture was a highly entertaining 4-3 loss to Civil Service Strollers. Civil currently sit comfortably in 4th place meaning Star can easily bag a few against sides with Top 4 ambitions.

The outcome of this fixture will surely help us to look ahead to our next league game in three weeks… err… Dalbeattie Star away.