Easthouses Lily ready to bloom after tough spell

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Easthouses Lily will be looking to end a disappointing March on a high when they travel to Civil Service Strollers in tomorrow’s only Central Taxis Premier League fixture (3pm).

Dave McQueenie’s side have lost all three of their matches this month, including a King Cup exit at the hands of Heriot-Watt University and a Central Taxis League Cup semi-final defeat to Leith Athletic. But the Midlothian outfit can climb back into second place tomorrow and move to within three points of leaders Leith.

“It’s been a tough month for us, but we can end it on a high if we can go to Civil and get the three points,” said McQueenie.

“We have two games in hand over Leith starting with tomorrow, and if we can remain in touch at the top of the league that’s all I can ask, even though we are missing a few bodies.”

Mark Brown, Steve Campbell, David Arthur and Liam Fellinger are all suspended, while Craig Brown has now left Lily due to work commitments.

Strollers will still be missing the injured Martyn Robinson and Dayne Robertson is again likely to be rested ahead of next weekend’s South Region Cup semi-final with Whitehill Welfare.

Strollers have also announced that former Craigroyston assistant Paul Cavanagh has joined the club as a coach, replacing Kevin Douglas.

In tomorrow’s First Division match, Ormiston make the return trip to Hawick Royal Albert (2.30pm) following last weekend’s 1-0 defeat as Brian Johnston’s side aim to get their promotion hopes back on track.