Easthouses hope to have points all Duns and dusted

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Easthouses boss Dave McQueenie will lead his team into action against struggling Duns, who have lost all four of their cup ties this season and have leaked five goals on two recent occasions, against Hawick Royal Albert and Burntisland Shipyard.

Despite his own East of Scotland First Division side having enjoyed an impressive string of results lately, McQueenie still expects a tough test.

He said: “Duns have always given us a hard game and I don’t envisage any differently on Saturday. We are feeling very positive, though, as we have had a good week at training and are on an unbeaten run in our last four games.”

McQueenie has an almost-full complement of players from which to choose, with only John Baigrie – currently on holiday – missing for Easthouses.

“The team is shaping up very nicely,” said McQueenie. “We’ve got a full squad except for John, who is away. “It’s very important to get off to a good start in the league to try and gain an advantage over your opponents.”

Elsewhere, Burntisland and Berwick Rangers Reserves who both won in the Image Printers Qualifying Cup last weekend, will face each other in Fife.

East Lothian side Ormiston, who won 4-2 at Kelso United in their cup tie six days ago, will be hoping for a Borders double as they travel east to play Eyemouth United.

Hibs’ young East of Scotland team are set to entertain Hawick Royal Albert at East Mains, and Kelso United play host to Peebles Rovers.

A full card in the East of Scotland First Division card sees all teams in league action on the same day for the first time this season. With just two fixtures contested so far, there is all to play for, with a confidence-boosting rise up the table on offer for victorious teams.

Only Hibs’ young team sits on three points at present, with Kelso United, the team they beat 4-2 just over a fortnight ago, sitting bottom. Easthouses Lily and Eyemouth United each count one point as reward for their endeavours during a 1-1 draw in Midlothian nine days ago.