Double dose of disappointment

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GLENROTHES fans were dealt a double dose of disappointment at the weekend.

First, the Warout Stadium club’s East Premier League derby against Thornton Hibs was cancelled.

Then a goal two minutes into time added on gave Kirkintilloch Rob Roy a 1-1 draw in their Scottish Junior Cup fourth round tie at Hill Of Beath.

Glens had been scheduled to play the winners of that match at home in the fifth stage of the national competition this Saturday, but as they will now be involved in a replay, Archie Wyse’s men will instead attempt to maintain their promotion push with a visit to Whitburn.

It’s not been a great season for the West Lothian team, usually one of the big guns in their area, and the could find themselves in a relegation fight come the closing stages of the season.

Thornton Hibs might also be considered likely candidates for the drop, but it’s impossible to tell because they have played so few league matches - eight in total - and only one of those at home.

The Memorial Park team’s much-publicised pitch problems struck again at the weekend, prompting a merry-go-round of attempts to find an alternative venue.

Plans to play the match at Warout, at the public pitch in Memorial Park and at Leven United’s ground all came to nothing for one reason, or another.

Hibs will be grateful to be away in the league this weekend, when they travel to face St Andrews United.