Tomassi wants early Xmas gift from Spartans EOS

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Spartans EOS boss Colin Tomassi knows his side must take their recent run of good form in the East of Scotland League into the upcoming Christmas break.

The Ainslie Park side were comfortable 8-0 winners at Eyemouth United last week to keep them six points behind table toppers Leith Athletic.

Tomassi was more pleased to see his team recover from their 1-0 derby loss to Craigroyston the week before, but knows the teams at the top will want to keep the momentum going heading towards the festive period when the league takes a three week break on December 19.

“Last week was a very good display from us but we are not going to win 8-0 every week,” said Tomassi as his side travel to Stirling University tomorrow (2.00pm kick-off).

“But if we can get another result on the road it would be great for a young squad that is developing and learning all the time,” added the former Civil Service and Craigroyston coach.

“Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale got a tremendous result in the cup against Montrose, but they’ve still got their league games in hand to play, whilst Leith have shown all season why they are the best team in the league, and nobody will want to lose games heading into Christmas.”

Heriot-Watt-University coach Ian Little echoed Tomassi’s sentiments about the weather playing havoc with training and preparation for matches, after only two East of Scotland League fixtures survived the conditions last weekend.

“You’re training in wet and windy conditions and when games get called off it’s hard to maintain the level of consistency,” said Little, with the Students travelling to Eyemouth tomorrow hoping to build on their spirited showing against Spartans in the South East Challenge Cup.

Leith Athletic welcome Coldstream to Meadowbank 3G in their eighth home game of the season (3.00pm kick-off), looking to increase their lead at the top ahead of next Sunday’s Alex Jack Cup Final with Eyemouth, while Craigroyston play Peebles Rovers at St Marks Park on Saturday.

In the South East Challenge Cup, Tynecastle, Civil Service Strollers and Ormiston will hope to see their games go ahead after last weekends postponements.