November such an important month for Leith Athletic

Leith Athletic manager Derek Riddel
Leith Athletic manager Derek Riddel
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East of Scotland League leaders Leith Athletic begin an important month with the visit of Burntisland Shipyard to Meadowbank 3G tomorrow (kick-off 3.00pm).

Leith recorded their biggest win of the season last week with a 9-1 trouncing of Tynecastle and have the opportunity to increase their lead to nine points tomorrow against a Shipyard side who had three players sent off against Heriot-Watt-University last weekend.

A week tomorrow, Derek Riddel’s side travel to Cumbernauld Colts in The South Region Challenge Cup and November will conclude with Athletic’s participation in their fourth-successive Alex Jack Cup Final as they aim to retain the trophy against Eyemouth United at Home Park.

Spartans EOS have a derby against Craigroyston at Ainslie Park with Colin Tomassi’s men looking to preserve their unbeaten home record (kick-off 3.00pm).

The Ainslie Park side will be missing two of their goal-scorers from last weekend’s impressive 4-0 win at Peebles Rovers with Ian Thomson and Sean Stewart both ruled out.

“We played really well last week but tomorrow is an interesting one because although Craigroyston haven’t been getting the right results, they have been putting in some good performances by all accounts,” said Tomassi.

Andrew Brown’s side have been unlucky in recent weeks, losing agonisingly in extra time to Leith Athletic in the semi-final of The Alex Jack Cup and turning in another committed performance at Duns last 
Saturday only to lose 4-3.

Civil Service Strollers meet Heriot-Watt-University at Christie Gillies Park tomorrow with both sides unbeaten in their last three matches.

Alex Cunningham’s Strollers were 3-2 winners at Stirling University last week whilst the students romped to a 4-0 win over Burntisland Shipyard.

Civil and Watt have claimed the scalp of Lowland League sides Whitehill Welfare and Gala Fairydean Rovers respectively in the South Region Cup recently. “Both teams are in good form and whilst we could have played better against Stirling last week, we got the right result and it’s all about achieving a good level of consistency over the season,” said Strollers boss Cunningham.

Civil’s only absentee is Barry Milvern whilst Watt will be missing Fraser Wilson.

Ormiston host Peebles Rovers with Brian Johnston missing goalkeeper Derek Robertson to suspension although he hopes to have a replacement signed in time for tomorrow.

Tynecastle face Stirling University at Saughton Enclosure in the other fixture.

All other matches kick-off at 2.00pm.