Whitehill Welfare boss warns against complacency

Wayne McIntosh is set to return to the Whitehill team

Wayne McIntosh is set to return to the Whitehill team

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Whitehill Welfare have fallen victim to the weather the last two weekends in succession, and will hope it stays dry so that their South Challenge Cup tie away to Ormiston can go ahead tomorrow.

The two sides played each other earlier in the season at Ferguson Park in the Image Printers Cup and manager Mickey Lawson believes his players should bear that game in mind when they take to the field tomorrow.

“Normally, when you play a team from a lower league, as a manager you are concerned with complacency from your players,” he said. “We won’t have to worry on that line against Ormiston as everyone here remembers what happened when they came to us on the 16th of August.

“A good Ormiston side took us all the way in the Image Printers and it was a very relieved dressing room after the game. The Bird Man [Wayne McIntosh] scored the odd goal in five with four minutes to go and everyone at Whitehill knows how hard a job we have on our hands tomorrow.”

Last week’s postponement means that Whitehill will have two previously unavailable players to call on. John Hall would have missed the originally scheduled tie due to his own wedding, as would the aforementioned McIntosh attending the same event.

Spartans travel to face East Kilbride at K-Park – Kevin Swain is expected to regain a starting spot in goals, replacing Ross Gilpin. Preston Athletic are back in league action away to Gretna, while Edinburgh University welcome Threave Rovers to Peffermill in a big game at the bottom of the table.