Vale entertain Heston Rovers
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.