Gala-bound Edinburgh City bid to bounce back

Edinburgh City boss Gary Jardine
Edinburgh City boss Gary Jardine
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Edinburgh City will be hoping to make amends for their Lowland League home defeat by Spartans on Saturday when they travel south to take on Gala Fairydean Rovers at Netherdale tonight.

Both sides suffered disappointing opening day losses, City narrowly losing 1-0 to their city rivals while Rovers lost at Ferguson Park as Wayne McIntosh scored a hat-trick to lead Whitehill Welfare to a 4-2 success.

However, while City boss Gary Jardine is confident his players can get their league campaign up and running with the three points, he is fully aware of the threat posed by the Borders outfit.

He said: “It will be another tough match tonight. Gala have spent a bit of money and have brought in a good few players, but I don’t think there will be any easy games this season. We’ll look at who’s available and who’s injured and take it from there and I hope we can bounce back.”

Preston Athletic host their second game in the space of just three days when they welcome Eddie May’s University of Stirling to Pennypit. The home side were involved in a seven-goal thriller at the weekend, losing 4-3 to Dalbeattie Star, while the students overcame East Kilbride to win 2-1 at Forthbank.

Whitehill Welfare travel west to face East Kilbride at K-Park looking to move on to the six points mark and Spartans entertain a confident Vale of Leithen, Fraser Ogilvie’s men fresh from their 2-0 victory over Gretna 2008, at Ainslie Park.

Both sides suffered 
disappointing opening day losses, City narrowly losing 1-0 to their city rivals while Rovers lost at Ferguson Park as Wayne McIntosh scored a hat-trick to lead Whitehill Welfare to a 4-2 success.

However, while City boss Gary Jardine is confident his players can get their league campaign up and running with the three points, he is fully aware of the threat posed by the Borders outfit.

He said: “It will be another tough match tonight. Gala have spent a bit of money and have brought in a good few players, but I don’t think there will be any easy games this season. We’ll look at who’s available and who’s injured and take it from there and I hope we can bounce back.”

Preston Athletic host their second game in the space of just three days when they welcome Eddie May’s University of Stirling to Pennypit. The home side were involved in a seven-goal thriller at the weekend, losing 4-3 to Dalbeattie Star, while the students overcame East Kilbride to win 2-1 at Forthbank.

Whitehill Welfare travel west to face East Kilbride at K-Park looking to move on to the six points mark and Spartans entertain a confident Vale of Leithen, Fraser Ogilvie’s men fresh from their 2-0 victory over Gretna 2008, at Ainslie Park.