Seniors: Cheyne gang ready for Duns test

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Murray Cheyne hopes his Ormiston side can atone for last week’s defeat at home to Kelso United by taking three points at East of Scotland First Division strugglers Duns.

Ormi, fifth in the second tier, are level on points with Hawick Royal Albert but can pull clear of Albert and, potentially, leapfrog Kelso into fourth place with victory.

Manager Cheyne is hopeful that Craig Fisher will be in contention for a return to his squad tomorrow, the club captain having suffered an injury that has ruled him out recently. Cheyne, who has no further concerns over injuries or suspensions, says a cavalier attitude may suit his side given the outcome of the previous meeting between Ormi and Duns.

“It was an interesting game last time we met Duns, and we won 4-3 with two late goals,” said Cheyne.

“We hope to improve from last week when we failed to convert chances, so the tactics this week are to score more goals than Duns do!”

In the Premier Division, Edinburgh University, smarting from three successive defeats, can reassert their claim for a title challenge by beating Spartans at Peffermill. Both teams are tied on 11 points, with three points propelling either above Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale and into fourth place.