Kel­burne hop­ing to main­tain mo­men­tum against In­ver­leith

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GLYN­HILL Kel­burne may al­ready have se­cured their eighth con­sec­u­tive Sub­way na­tional league men’s ti­tle, but there will be no let-up as In­ver­leith come call­ing at Bel­la­hous­ton to­day, writes Craig Mad­den.

“We will be look­ing to main­tain our win­ning mo­men­tum in the run up to the Euro­pean Club Tro­phy in Lille two weeks from now,” said Harry Coles, Kel­burne’s man­ager. “Games against In­ver­leith are al­ways keenly con­tested and we are aware that we will have to be on our toes de­fen­sively as they pose a goalscor­ing threat through­out their squad.”

The Pais­ley side have dom­i­nated this sea­son’s com­pe­ti­tion with a 100% record and no fewer than 113 goals scored in their 15 league games so far.

Alan Forsyth and Jonny Christie, the Scot­land strik­ers, have been the most con­sis­tent scor­ers this sea­son but the goals can come from any­where and young­sters Lee Mor­ton and Ross Mcin­tyre also have been on tar­get re­cently.

In­ver­leith were on the wrong end of a 9-1 score­line when the sides met ear­lier in the sea­son and they have gone off the boil with just one point from their last three games, slip­ping back to fourth place as a re­sult.

Grange could make sure of the run­ners-up spot and a place in Europe next sea­son if they win at home to AMN Hill­head, whom they beat 5-1 in a cup quar­ter-final last week­end.

Western Wild­cats will try to keep the pres­sure on Grange for sec­ond place by beat­ing VWS Dundee Wan­der­ers at Auchen­howie, but Vishal Mar­waha, their coach, ad­mits a Euro place is an in­creas­ingly for­lorn hope.

Hill­head’s sur­vival may de­pend upon other re­sults as they are likely to get lit­tle change from their final two fix­tures against Grange and In­ver­leith. Their coach, Keith Joss, will be par­tic­u­larly in­ter­ested in the out­come of to­day’s lo­cal derby be­tween CALA and Ed­in­burgh Univer­sity. Hill­head lead sec­ond-bot­tom CALA by three points and a bet­ter goal dif­fer­ence, and could avoid the rel­e­ga­tion play-off spot if CALA lose again to­day.

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