Lowland League: Whitehill boss believes plastic is way forward

Mickey Lawson

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Whitehill Welfare boss Mickey Lawson believes an artificial surface at Ferguson Park would allow his side to play a lot more football than they have been able to in recent weeks.

All but one of last weekend’s Lowland League fixtures were wiped out by the weather and Lawson admitted a 3G surface would prevent call-offs.

“I’m afraid at our level artificial surfaces are the only way forward,” he said. “Top of the range artificial surfaces of course and the sooner the majority of Lowland League teams have them the better. The Stirling v Threave game took place at Ainslie Park last Sunday, but I was all for it. Where over a hundred mile round trips are involved it’s better players, managers, committees and supporters get a game at the weekend, saving the problems of mid-week travel and, more importantly, getting players available.”

Lawson is sweating on the fitness of strikers Wayne McIntosh (flu) and Danny Noon (heel) should tomorrow’s game with Vale of Leithen go ahead.

Elsewhere, Spartans host BSC Glasgow, while Preston have a free week after their scheduled trip to Gretna was rescheduled and played back in November.