Easthouses Lily are relishing Hibs test

Jason Cummings, second from left, has been in prolific goalscoring form for Hibs
Jason Cummings, second from left, has been in prolific goalscoring form for Hibs
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Easthouses Lily boss Dave McQueenie says his players are relishing the prospect of a second-versus-first clash against Hibs’ youngsters in the East of Scotland First Division tomorrow.

Lily sit nine points behind league leaders Hibs, and McQueenie believes his charges will be sufficiently buoyed by facing their illustrious opponents, who sit top of the table with a 100 per cent league record.

“The lads are looking forward to testing themselves against full-time opposition,” said McQueenie. “It should be a cracking game of football, with both sides on a good run of form.”

Easthouses will be without the injured duo of David Arthur and Stuart Love when they entertain Hibs, and Craig Brown and Mark Brown are also doubtful.

Ormiston boss Murray Cheyne has a full squad available for the visit of Kelso United and is looking for his side to consolidate their top-five spot.

“We are looking to continue our run of good results,” said Cheyne, reflecting on a 2-1 triumph at Berwick Rangers Reserves last Saturday. “We have played Kelso this season and managed to win.

“They are on the same points as us, but we have two games in hand – so a win would see us sitting a bit more comfortably in the top five.”