Seniors: Ormiston set for Hibs ‘derby’

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Ormiston will contest a new-found local derby with the youngsters of Hibs for the first time this weekend.

Just a few hundred yards from the East Lothian town of Ormiston lies Hibs’ East Mains training base, where tomorrow afternoon the neighbouring teams will contest an East of Scotland First Division fixture.

Hibs are flying high, top of the table and in prolific goalscoring form, with Max Todd particularly showing an eye for goal. Ormiston have also been in good form, although last Saturday’s 2-1 reverse at Eyemouth United brought to an end a three-match winning streak.

Both sides can boast a 100 per cent league record going into their meeting with each other, Hibs sitting at the summit after maximum points from four games and Ormi having triumphed in both their fixtures.

Ormiston manager Murray Cheyne says his side, although without a host of players for several reasons, will go into the game with confidence, suggesting his players have nothing to lose against a full-time outfit.

Cheyne said: “We’re looking forward to the game, which is a bit of a local derby. Our squad is going to be stretched to the limit due to injuries, suspensions and holidays, but in true Ormiston spirit, we’ll go into this game with a positive frame of mind and do our very best.”

Easthouses Lily, who strung together a six-match unbeaten run before their Alex Jack Cup exit at the quarter-final stage to Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale last Saturday, will travel to Woodside Park to face Kelso United.

Meanwhile, Eyemouth United seek a new manager following the resignation of Carl Hudson. Interested parties should contact chairman Douglas Aitchison on 07514 198666 or at Alternatively call secretary Tommy Collin on 07526 244570 or email