Junior sides chase vital league points

The battle for league points goes on for junior sides on Saturday with a number of tasty looking fixtures on the cards.

Friday, 18th September 2015, 9:06 am
Action from Kilsyth Rangers' win over Shotts Bon Accord last week.

One of the toughest tests probably awaits Kirkintilloch Rob Roy who take on Auchinleck Talbot in the Super League Premier Division.

Rabs’ manager Stewart Maxwell this week hailed Talbot as probably the best side in junior football.

But despite last week’s defeat at Shettleston the Rob Roy boss is happy with the way his side have played this season and believes that if they can maintain that form they will give the Ayrshire side a game.

In the Super League First Division Kilsyth Rangers have made a flying start and sit top of the table with three wins out of three.

Keith Hogg’s men will be out to make it four when they travel to Ayrshire face Kilwinning Rangers.

After heavy defeats in their opening two games John Queen’s Cumbernauld United got their first victory of the campaign against Rutherglen Glencairn last week.

They’ll be out to build on that on Saturday away to Yoker Athletic but their opponents have started well with two wins and a draw from their opening three matches.

Newly promoted Bellshill Athletic have lost both away games so far, but won their first home game a fortnight ago and David Lilley’s side will look for another victory at Rockburn Park on Saturday against a Blantyre Victoria side who came up with them last season.

In the Central District First Division Andy Frame’s Thorniewood United lead the way with three wins out of three as they look to regain their Super League status at the first attempts.

They travel to Johnstone Burgh hoping to maintain that 100 per cent record.

Free-scoring Rossvale have impressed so far this season after stepping up from the Second Division.

Martin Lauchlan’s side have hit 28 goals in their last six league and cup games - including an eight and two sevens - and their only league defeat so far was at leaders Thorniewood two weeks ago.

On Saturday they travel to face Carluke Rovers side who are second bottom of the table and have conceded 13 goals in three matches so far.

Lesmahagow were among the pre-season title favourites but have just one win in three so far and will hope to improve that when they take on Maryhill in Glasgow.

In the Central Second Division Lanark United travel to Cambuslang Rangers for an early top-of-the-table-clash.

Lanark have made an unbeaten start to the league campaign with two wins and a draw so far and are in second spot with Cambuslang the only side ahead of them after three wins out of three.

Forth Wanderers are also unbeaten so far and will hope to maintain that record at home to Ashfield.

All kick-offs are 2pm.