EoS: Strollers aim to do the double over Selkirk

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Civil Service Strollers have the chance to do the double over Selkirk this weekend when they meet at Christie Gillies Park in the second round of The Football Nation Qualifying Cup (1.30pm kick-off).

Strollers cruised to a 4-1 victory over Garry O’Connor’s side last week in the South East Challenge Cup but the weather is worrying Civil boss Alex Cunningham.

“Ideally, I’d like to play the game this weekend, we haven’t been able to get the tractor out on our park because of the heavy rain. It’s a good time to be playing them and after the result we got last Saturday it gives us tremendous confidence,” said the former Spartans EOS boss.

The winners of tomorrow’s tie will face Vale of Leithen in the quarter-finals.

In the East of Scotland League, Leith Athletic will be hoping to extend their lead to nine points after Spartans cut the deficit to six with a 2-0 win over Peebles Rovers at Ainslie Park on Tuesday night.

Leith face Coldstream at Home Park, the venue of the Alex Jack Cup Final which was postponed last Sunday due to a waterlogged pitch.

Tynecastle face Burntisland Shipyard at Recreation Park with manager Stevie Vinter confirming that striker Robbie McIntyre has returned to training.

“We’ve got a few bodies returning, Chris Joyce is maybe still a few weeks away but we have an opportunity to pick up some league points before the Christmas break as well as some friendlies arranged over that period,” said Vinter.

Ormiston face Peebles Rovers at Whitestone Park (2.00pm) while Heriot-Watt-University host Craigroyston at Riccarton (3.00pm).

All other matches kick off at 2.00pm.