Craig Meikle aims to erase Penicuik nightmare

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THE Premier League has got off to an absolute flyer – and there’s much more to come.

Tomorrow sees a potentially cracking local derby between Penicuik and Dalkeith, with both side desperate for points after bad defeats at the start of the campaign.

Penicuik suffered a shocker at home to Kirriemuir on the opening day – a defeat which still haunts boss Craig Meikle.

“You look to win your home games, but we were terrible that day,” he admitted. “We let our supporters down and it took a lot of work to get us back on track.”

Looking ahead to tomorrow’s game, he said: “There’s a bit of history between Dalkeith and us, and we only managed a point against them last year. That’s not good enough.

“Everybody’s fit and it looks like it’ll be a good game of football,” added Meikle.

The Premier League also sees Bathgate manager Bob Main return to Pumpherston, the club he helped win promotion to the Premier League.

There’s bound to be some needle from the home fans, but it’s a chance for his replacement, Mattie Coulter, to show what he can do.

Fauldhouse play Livingston in a match between two of the newly promoted clubs.

Fauldhouse have struggled to come to terms with the Premier League having only drawn two of their opening games.

Arniston are at home to Kirkcaldy YM and desperately need the points to drag themselves away from the relegation zone so early in the season. They haven’t won a game yet, and have already lost seven goals from the three games played.

The South Division has an unexpected leader, Edinburgh United, who are unbeaten in the three games played and look title contenders already.

They have a free week, giving other sides a chance to close the gap at the top.

Whitburn are in Fife for the match against Crossgates, while Dunbar visit Grangemouth to face Falkirk. Harthill go to Lochgelly, with a local derby between Blackburn and West Calder. Finally, Stoneyburn are at home to Tranent.