Easthouses Lily eye winning run to title

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Easthouses Lily manager Dave McQueenie is refusing to set any points target for his side, knowing that five wins from their next five league games will make them champions of the Central Taxis Premier League.

Tomorrow, Lily face another title rival in Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale at Saughton Enclosure (3pm) and with Leith Athletic in League Cup final action on Sunday, both sides know a win for either would see them go level on points with Leith at the top, although a significant goal swing would be required for either side to be top on Saturday evening.

Lily have defied the doubters by enjoying a fantastic return to the Premier League following a four-year absence, with only three league defeats all season.

They are chasing their first piece of silverware since the 2007 Alex Jack Cup win and although they were pipped by Hibs EOS for the First Division title last term, they have gone from strength to strength this campaign.

“We know that if we win our next five games then we’ve got a great chance” said McQueenie.

“We can’t influence what goes on in other games. All the three teams at the top of the league have a tough run-in of league fixtures and if one team slips up, then another one can take advantage.

“We are looking to make it four wins on the bounce tomorrow, then four of our last five games are away from home and our away record has been good this season.”

Darren Robertson and 
Graeme Young are missing tomorrow, but Mark Brown is back in the squad for Lily.

Lothian, meanwhile, sealed a 2-1 win over Stirling University on Wednesday night thanks to goals from Willis Hare and Sean Wringe to keep the reigning champions in the title race.

“It’s another big weekend for us and it is all about who has the bottle for the final run of fixtures now,” said Lothian boss Raymond Carr, who will be missing Liam O’Donnell for tomorrow’s match following his dismissal against Stirling.

In tomorrow’s other fixtures, Tynecastle host Coldstream at Fernieside where the visitors know that anything less than three points could potentially consign them to the First Division next season. They are currently four points adrift at the bottom.

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