The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

Kelty close in on league crown

- by Peter Rundo

Kelty Hearts are closing in on the Super League crown.

Bonnyrigg’s surprise midweek defeat to Musselburg­h leaves the Fifers needing two wins from their three remaining games to effectivel­y seal their second title.

They won’t be expecting any help from arch-rivals Hill of Beath at Central Park.

The pressure is off Haws after last week’s win at Broxburn removed any doubts over their top-flight survival, but they’ll be desperate to prevent a whitewash by their old enemies.

The Keirs Park side are without the suspended Shaun Leishman.

Meanwhile, Jeanfield Swifts’ clash with Bonnyrigg Rose at the Riverside is a must-win encounter for both.

Swifts need four points from their four games to secure survival, while the Lothian side cannot afford any slip-ups if they are to stay in title contention.

Swifts are boosted by the return of player/boss Ross Gunnion and Scott Mollison, but Lee Deans is suspended.

Broughty Athletic and Lochee United are safe but face awkward away fixtures.

Broughty were without skipper Jamie Winter through suspension for the midweek win at Broxburn.

He must also sit out the trip to Musselburg­h.

Lochee United go to Penicuik hoping to complete a notable double over the Lothian side, who sit fourth.

A Bryan Deasley double brought the Bluebells a 2-0 win in their first encounter.

Another win would almost certainly seal a top-half finish.

Connor Birse, Graeme Hay and Scott Webster will all be missing through injury.

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