Whitehill Welfare boss calls for a winter break

Grant Carnie

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Whitehill’s battle to get their South Challenge Cup second round tie against Duns on is an example of why there should be a winter break, according to boss Grant Carnie.

With the match originally scheduled to be played four weeks ago and last Saturday’s clash with Cumbernauld Colts rained off, Carnie believes a winter hiatus would be wise. “I definitely think so,” he said. “If you look to last week when the Hearts game and other games were all off, it kind of tells you about the bigger picture. For whatever reason we don’t have a break; I don’t know why it shouldn’t be introduced. To be fair, you expect to playing in November and the start of December but it’s been relentless.

“We’ve had a few games. We train beside Bonnyrigg Rose and we’ve played them a few times. It’s not been ideal but it’s better than nothing. We’re nowhere near the level we’d be at if we were playing every week and the boys are expecting a game soon enough and to play for real this time.”

Elsewhere, Spartans host Garry O’Connor’s Selkirk on Farrari Packaging Lowland League duty, while league leaders Edinburgh City travel to Gretna 2008.