Easthouses Lily will hope John Hunter, the East of Scotland First Division’s joint-top goalscorer, can help them leapfrog opponents Eyemouth United into second place tomorrow afternoon.
Lily marksman Hunter has hit seven goals in all competitions this term, a tally equalled only by Eyemouth opposite number Steven Shennan and Hibs youngster Max Todd.
Fourth-placed Easthouses could, with victory, move above their Warner Park hosts tomorrow, but that would depend on the outcome of Berwick Rangers Reserves’ meeting with Kelso.
Berwick, level on points with Easthouses but with a superior goal difference, must beware the threat of the First Division’s most in-form strike pairing, with Kelso’s Derek Burnett having bagged five goals and Calum McClure having netted four in league and cup games so far.
Ormiston entertain Hawick Royal Albert in East Lothian, with both teams having gained two wins and lost once from three matches. Ormiston have no little firepower with the potential to break down opponents, and Scott Wright leads the way with four goals this term. Connor Ramage and Craig Fisher are also vying for the club’s top goalscorer award and will aim to break down an Albert rearguard that has proven stubborn in most outings this season.
Free-scoring Hibs, with winger Todd at the forefront of recent goalscoring exploits, will expect sufficient opportunity to enhance their goal difference when they face lowly Duns, a team that has scored just twice and conceded 14 times in four league fixtures. Perhaps unsurprisingly given that form, Duns are still searching for their first point of the campaign, but the hosts at Berwickshire High School will face potent firepower in Todd as well as the trio of Cody Mulhall, Gavin McCaffrey, and Ryan Baptie, who have all scored three goals apiece this term.