Easthouses aiming to turn up heat on young Hibees

Easthouses Lily boss Dave McQueenie

Easthouses Lily boss Dave McQueenie

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Easthouses Lily boss Dave McQueenie hopes to maintain pressure on Central Taxis First Division leaders Hibs when his side travel to Duns tomorrow.

McQueenie’s Lily can draw to within four points of the young Hibees with a game in hand if they defeat the lowly Borders side, who began 2014 with a thrilling 4-3 defeat of Eyemouth United last weekend.

Meanwhile, Hibs’ participation in a tournament in Turkey rules them out of league action.

McQueenie said: “The boys are buzzing to get back to league action and hopefully take the three points to keep pressure on Hibs. But, it won’t be easy as Duns had a terrific result at Eyemouth last week.”

Lily goalkeeper John Falconer and team mate Craig Brown are both injured, but the visitors are boosted by the inclusion of on-loan custodian Ross Combe and trialist David Beattie.

Meanwhile, Ormiston can leapfrog visitors Eyemouth with a win in their first outing of the year.

Mid-table Ormi have a full squad available, including two new signings in Mark White and Darryl Wilson, who have been brought in to strengthen the central defensive area.

Murray Cheyne, the Ormi boss, said: “We always have a competitive game against Eyemouth. Having played last Saturday, they will have shaken off their new year cobwebs, although the result didn’t go their way. The lads look fresh and up for the games to start again and recent training sessions have been excellent. We just need to take the training work into the games and start scoring goals.”