EoS: Three games away dismay for Ormiston boss

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Ormiston manager Brian Johnston believes the fixtures have not been kind to his side as they face three consecutive away dates starting with tomorrow’s trip to Hawick Royal Albert.

Johnston will be without the suspended George Cunningham for tomorrow’s game, along with Jordan Mack who had an operation this week.

Craig Innes is expected to make his full debut after his signing from Tranent Juniors, with Dean Woods set to return to his normal striker role.

“The fixtures haven’t been kind to us, three games away from home on the bounce is crazy from my point of view, plus we’ll be playing midweek games which isn’t always ideal,” said Johnston.

“But squad-wise we are looking OK and it’s important we stay in touch with Peebles.”

A win for Ormiston tomorrow would keep them in pole position for the second promotion slot.

Heriot Watt, meanwhile, travel to Kelso United for the first meeting between the sides this season.

The students followed up their 5-0 trouncing of Eyemouth United last Saturday with a 3-0 win at Hawick Royal Albert on Wednesday thanks to goals from Fin Watt, Neil Laurenson and Chris Donnelly, and head coach Chris Smith will be looking to make it a hat-trick of victories tomorrow.

Ormiston’s match at Hawick has a 2pm kick off, with all other games kicking off at 3pm.