Heriot-Watt favourites to secure promotion slot

Heriot-Watt coach Chris Smith
Heriot-Watt coach Chris Smith
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Heriot-Watt-University and Duns will contest the second promotion slot from The Central Taxis First Division after Ormiston’s hopes were ended at the weekend.

The students remain on course for a return to the Premier after a 6-0 victory at Kelso United. Chris Donnelly netted a brace, with Elliot Sutherland, Sean Muhsin, Neal Lawrenson and Alex Scott all on target for the Riccarton side.

Victory at Eyemouth United this weekend would secure the second slot for Chris Smith’s side, but the head coach wants his players to keep a cool head.

“The job isn’t done, we’ll have a hard week’s training as we prepare for Eyemouth,” said Smith. “Peebles Rovers could do us a favour if they beat Duns tomorrow, but as long as we do our business at a very tough venue, we’ll be there,” added Smith.

Andy Forbes made his 180th appearance in the East of Scotland League for the Watt on Saturday, with seven of Watt’s starting XI having graduated from the under-21 side. There was disappointment for Ormiston as they crashed to an 8-0 defeat at Duns which saw their promotion hopes ended.

Dean Woods was ordered off for the East Lothian men with the Border side netting two penalties to record their biggest home win in 41 years.