Vale en­ter­tain He­ston Rovers

The Galloway News - - SPORTS -

Abbey Vale are look­ing for­ward to their derby with He­ston Rovers.

The New Abbey club were un­beaten in their first eight league games as they chal­lenged at the top of the ta­ble.

They’ve won just once in their last five league games but went into the fes­tive break in the top five, well clear of He­ston.

Co-man­ager Al­lan Clark said: “It’s al­ways a good game against He­ston. It’s two teams that get the ball down and try to play foot­ball and it’s usu­ally an en­ter­tain­ing game.

“He­ston have picked up a few good re­sults lately and both teams will be go­ing for three points.”

Cree­town go into Satur­day’s game with Dum­fries YMCA look­ing to end the year on a high with new man­ager Neil Ersk­ine still look­ing for his first win since re­plac­ing Lee Bass.

How­ever, he is also un­beaten as man­ager as his side has drawn with Lochmaben, St Cuth­bert Wan­der­ers and Up­per An­nan­dale since he took charge, other games fall­ing vic­tim to the weather.

If Satur­day’s game goes ahead it’ll be their first match for three weeks. They had no game be­fore Christ­mas and the pre­vi­ous week Storm Deirdrie put paid to their game against An­nan Ath­letic.

Ersk­ine said: “I can see the im­prove­ment ev­ery week and it’s a lot of the same boys, although we have added a few.

“It was a good game against Lochmaben and we had a chance to win it right at the end.

“The wind and rain was un­be­liev­able for the An­nan game so we couldn’t play it but the YM have a 3G pitch so it should be on.

“We have a tough month com­ing up be­cause we are play­ing Th­reave Rovers, Bon­ny­ton This­tle and Stran­raer as well as Dal­beat­tie Star in the cup.”

For­mer Hurl­ford player Glen Mitchell has re­cently been play­ing for Cree­town as a tri­al­ist and they are also hope­ful of en­tic­ing his brother Danny to Cas­tle Cary Park.

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