Bathgate step into unknown against Kinnoull

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Bathgate and Fauldhouse served up a cracking six-goal thriller on Tuesday, but, for the Creamery Park side, it is an unknown quantity when they host Perth outfit Kinnoull in the Premier League tomorrow.

Bathgate Manager Bob Main has never jousted with them before and said: “They played in a different league than us last season, but we’re looking forward to the game. Our assistant coach Barry Malcolm played with them, but we suppose it’s all changed now. It’s a test every week for us, but we’re going well. The squad is shaping up nicely with a possible two-three new faces coming in the next few weeks.”

Penicuik, meanwhile, are in Fife for their game against Oakley. Craig Meikle’s men have bounced back in style after their opening-day defeat at home to Kirriemuir. They beat Kirkcaldy 4-0 on Tuesday night with Meikle urging his players not copy their poor start to the season last year. They didn’t have the best of luck last term with a lot of league games postponed due to a Scottish Cup backlog against Kelty, and Meikle said: “We finished the season well but suffered from that poor start.”

Dalkeith had a 3-0 win at home to near neighbour Arniston on Tuesday and look on track to stay in the division. They were the surprise team last season and with four points in the bag already from their opening two games look assured of keeping their Premier League status, but they face a tough team in Dundee Violet at home tomorrow.

South Division pacesetters Edinburgh visit Stoneyburn, while Tranent are in Fife to play Dundonald.