Visit north for unbeaten United

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Saturday sees St Andrews United make the trip north to face Montrose Roselea in the East Region Premier League as they attempt to maintain their unbeaten run at the start of the season.

Saints boss Phil McGuire hopes to welcome back Danny Dobie and Daryn Smith, who both missed the last minute victory over Dundee Violet last weekend while Paddy Deane is set to miss the game following his sending off.

Defender Greg Whyte will face a late fitness test but it is hoped that he will be fit.

Roselea survived the threat of relegation last season when a last minute equaliser saw them earn a point and send Kirkcaldy YM down in their place.

It looks like the Angus side are in for an equally challenging season after defeats at Forfar West End and Oakley United while they earned a draw at home to big money spenders Broughty Athletic.

Kick Off at Broomfield Park, Montrose is 2.30pm.

Neighbours Tayport got their first league win of the new season on Saturday as they saw off Edinburgh United.

This weekend Dave Baikie’s men travel to the Warout to face on-form Glenrothes.

Glens had a hard-fought win away to Jeanfield Swifts.

Manager Dave Baikie was reasonably satisfied with the win.

He said: “Over the piece, I thought we deserved to win without it being a fantastic performance. We’ve played better and lost but what was important was to pick up a win to move us closer to where we want to be.”

One of the positives highlighted by Baikie was the recording of a clean-sheet and some credit there must go to debutant ’keeper Gavin Wilson.

The ex-Cupar Hearts man produced a couple of notable first half saves to keep Edinburgh at bay.

The form of front pair Gary Sutherland and Kevin Milne has been another pleasing aspect, but the duo were not given much in the way of service on Saturday.

“I would have liked us to have created more chances but we didn’t get the ball wide quickly enough to enable us to get good supply in to our strikers,” remarked Baikie.

“When Kevin Milne sent over a good cross from the right, Gary Sutherland controlled the ball and scored.

“We need to do that more often.”