Accies can still clinch league title in the final two games

Edinburgh Accies coach Derek O'Riordan will take his men to face Falkirk on BT National Division One business tomorrow, knowing that a single point will be enough to guarantee the Raeburn Place team's interest in the closing stages of the campaign.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 24th March 2017, 5:30 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:46 am
Derek ORiordan
Derek ORiordan

Accies occupy second spot in the table, four points behind leaders Marr and a massive 25 points ahead of third-placed Jed-Forest, who have three games in hand.

That situation means that one point will be sufficient for O’Riordan’s men to build an unassailable advantage over the Borderers.

The Capital outfit, who displayed their battling qualities to overturn a 14-0 deficit in beating Dundee High 30-27 last time out, will focus on winning their two remaining fixtures – they will complete their programme next week at home to Aberdeen Grammar – and hope that Marr suffer a defeat in the brace of games they still have to play.

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The Ayrshiremen welcome Musselburgh tomorrow.

The eventual Division One league champions will claim the sole automatic promotion berth, replacing Gala whose relegation has been confirmed.

The prize for the team that finishes second will be a play-off against the Premiership’s second bottom side, Hawick, to determine which club will compete in the top flight next season.