Tynecastle and Easthouses bid to close in on Leith

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Tynecastle and Easthouses Lily have the opportunity to close the gap on leaders Leith Athletic in the Central Taxis Premier Division tomorrow when the pair meet at Fernieside.

With Athletic in action in the Alex Jack Cup final on Sunday, Easthouses manager Dave McQueenie knows it is important his side take advantage.

“Tomorrow is a good opportunity for us to try and close the gap, because in this league anyone can beat anyone on their day,” said the Lily boss.

“We are still looking to consolidate our position in the league as a newly promoted side, but tomorrow is another big test for us on a big pitch at Fernieside against a side who have also been doing really well of late,” added McQueenie.

McQueenie is missing Craig Brown for tomorrow’s match, whilst Tynecastle will be without Chris Milligan who serves the last game of a two-match ban and Gavin McCarthy is unavailable for selection. Striker Jamie Devlin returns to the fold after his suspension.

Civil Service Strollers welcome Coldstream to Edinburgh College Sports Ground with injury worries over Steven Moncur, who is struggling with a chest infection, while there are question marks also over Keiran McGachie, Scott Richie and James Guy.

Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale, chasing their first win in five league matches, also have the same predicament for their match with Craigroyston.

Kevin Twaddle is without six players for tomorrow’s clash at St Mark’s Park, with Sean Wringe another injury doubt.

Craigroyston will be without Gerry Burgess due to family commitments as well as Mark Hendry, Lofti Barbirou and Kyle Bogie.

Spartans EOS head to Stirling University and in the Central Taxis First Division, Ormiston have another chance to go top of the table if they can defeat Burntisland Shipyard at Recreation Park while Heriot-Watt University face Duns at Riccarton.