Blaze draft juniors for key clash with Troon Tornadoes

Sam Stott (library pic)

Sam Stott (library pic)

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Boroughmuir Blaze will bring in two more juniors, Tom Skinner and Sam Stott, to join Malcolm Winning in the senior side for the tricky triple header trip against Troon Tornadoes in Ayr tomorrow.

Blaze are a place above Troon in the Scottish League, having won seven and lost five. Troon have won five, lost seven, and Blaze coach Simon Turner is expecting a close contest.

“We’ve battled injury and illness since the new year, so it’s a big challenge to leave the west coast with a win. It will be a great opportunity for the club to continue our development of young players,” he said.

Blaze juniors, unbeaten along with Falkirk Fury at the top of their league and through to meet Perth in the Scottish Junior Cup final a week on Sunday, should have little problem defeating a Troon side struggling with a 6-6 record.

Troon, however, should have the edge in the cadet game which starts off the day at 12.20pm.

Meanwhile, Edinburgh Kings will be looking to get on the victory trail again following defeat by St Mirren last weekend that dropped them to fourth place in the standings.

Kings face their one-time bogey team Glasgow Storm at Portobello tomorrow. (5pm).

The current Storm team, steered by basketball legend and Scottish national team coach Iain “Bull” Maclean, are only one defeat behind Kings in fifth spot with a 6-5 record.

With the end-of-season play-offs still to come, home coach Doug Reilly will be anxious to banish their mid-season blues.

Kings cadet men also lost to Saints last weekend and will be anxious to restore morale by beating Glasgow City at home tomorrow (1pm) before they meet St Mirren again in the cup final a week tomorrow.

Edinburgh Kool Kats have the weekend off before their Scottish Cup final against Glasgow Rocks. Polonia Phoenix, after winning for the first time last weekend, have the impetus to beat Falkirk Fury at the Mariner SC on Sunday (1.50pm).