Lowland League: Uni boss fears worst over Maskrey

Edinburgh University manager Dorian Ogunro
Edinburgh University manager Dorian Ogunro
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EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY have the chance to record back-to-back Ferrari Packaging Lowland League home wins when they take on BSC Glasgow tonight at East Peffermill.

The students took all three points against Gretna at the weekend with a 2-0 victory, although that came at a cost with David Maskrey being forced off in the second half following a challenge with Gretna goalkeeper Vinnie Parker.

The diminutive winger is almost certainly out for the foreseeable future with boss Dorian Ogunro fearing knee ligament damage.

“It’s his knee and it could be ligaments,” he said. “It could be a bad one – the keeper did win the ball but he’s gone in straight-legged and that’s pretty much done him. David was at the hospital on Saturday and I’m praying that he’s okay for himself and for us but he took a bad one so fingers crossed.”

Edinburgh City returned to winning ways at the weekend with a 4-0 Football Nation Qualifying Cup win over Ormiston but will be desperate to pick up their first league points since August 15 in tonight’s home game with Selkirk. Striker Mark Osborne is available again after returning from holiday.

Spartans can leapfrog the champions into second should Selkirk win and Dougie Samuel’s side overcome Cumbernauld Colts at Broadwood in the first meeting between the two clubs. The Ainslie Park side are also heading into this one on the back of a comfortable cup win at the weekend, courtesy of a 7-0 rout of Burntisland Shipyard. Under-20 players Brad Raiker, Blair Atkinson and Andy Mair have been added to the squad for tonight’s game.

Preston Athletic were one of the few sides not on cup duty at the weekend and picked up a much-needed three points with a 2-1 away win at Dalbeattie Star. Colin Jack’s men could conceivably jump to fourth in the table with a win against Vale of Leithen at the Pennypit this evening, while Whitehill Welfare travel to Gala Fairydean Rovers following a free week.