Take two for junior clubs

The junior fixtures were rained off
The junior fixtures were rained off

The local junior clubs will hope for better weather this weekend after the new year got off to a false start last Saturday.

The scheduled first games of 2014 involving Kennoway Star Hearts, Thornton Hibs and Glenrothes were all postponed due to water-logged pitches.

Hibs haven’t played since December 21 due to consecutive call-offs, but they can’t afford to show any rustiness away to second-placed Luncarty this Saturday.

After a poor start to the season Hibs results have picked up recently with three wins, a draw and only one defeat in their last five North League games.

Kennoway Star Hearts’ title credentials will be put to the test as they travel to Forfar West End. KSH are currently third in the North League and although they sit nine points behind leaders Dundee North End, they have two games in hand.

Forfar WE are one of a number of mid-table clubs tucked just a few points behind Star, who are looking for a fifth straight league win.

Glenrothes will look to bounce back from a 7-4 defeat to Bathgate in their last outing when they travel to local rivals Kirkcaldy YM on Saturday.

Both clubs are in the bottom half of the East Premier table with Glens currently 12th, two places and three points ahead of YM, who are third bottom.

All this Saturday’s matches kick off at 1.45 p.m.