Home run for Star

The Galloway News - - SPORT -

Dal­beat­tie Star be­gin a run of four suc­ces­sive home games this week­end.

And the next month is likely to go a long way to de­cid­ing whether or not they’ll cling on to their Low­land League sta­tus.

Star had a week off last week­end but, weather per­mit­ting, they’ll hostWhite­hillWel­fare at Isle­croft on Satur­day.

They’ll host Civil Ser­vice Strollers the fol­low­ing week and could do with points from both games as they bid to close the gap on the likes of Gala Fairy­dean Rovers andVale of Lei­then.

On March 3 ti­tle chas­ing Spartans are the vis­i­tors to Isle­croft be­fore a cru­cial game against bot­tom side Haw­ick Royal Al­bert.

Although Haw­ick have strug­gled and are cur­rently 11 points be­hind Star, they did re­cently record their first win of the sea­son against Gala and drew with Star ear­lier in the sea­son.

Star haven’t won in the league since they beat­Vale of Lei­then on Novem­ber 18 but their form has im­proved re­cently with a num­ber of draws pro­vid­ing points that could prove vi­tal in their bat­tle to beat the drop.

Although only one team is au­to­mat­i­cally rel­e­gated from the Low­land League, there could be a sec­ond team de­moted de­pend­ing on what hap­pens at the other end of the ta­ble.

Should a High­land League team win the play-off to en­ter the SPFL, then who­ever fin­ishes sec­ond bot­tom of the Low­land is likely to be rel­e­gated to make room for the de­moted side.

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