East of Scotland: Leith on track to keep Alex Jack Cup

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Leith Athletic can take another step towards retaining their Alex Jack Cup tomorrow when they face Craigroyston in the semi-final at St Mark’s Park.

Athletic were 1-0 victors over tomorrow’s opponents in the final of the competition three years ago, and have kept the trophy ever since with successive final wins over Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale and Peebles Rovers.

Derek Riddel’s side will be looking to put last weekend’s narrow 2-1 defeat by Spartans EOS behind them – Leith Athletic’s first league defeat of the campaign which began with a 5-1 win over Craigroyston in August.

The winners of tomorrow’s clash will face either Duns or Eyemouth United in the final next month.

In the East of Scotland League tomorrow, Spartans EOS will be aiming to cut Leith’s lead at the top to three points when they travel to Coldstream.

Colin Tomassi welcomes back Brad Raiker and Ian Thomson to his squad but will be missing Kai Wilson and Andy Howat.

Ormiston face Heriot-Watt University at Recreation Park, while Tynecastle return to action with a trip to Stirling University with Dean Crabbe, Robbie McIntyre and Stewart Joyce still sidelined.