Junior football preview

Johnny MacRae - Glenrothes Juniors
Johnny MacRae - Glenrothes Juniors

Glenrothes have pulled away from the relegation zone – and possibly into the promotion reckoning – with three wins on the bounce.

The Warout side’s 6-0 demolition of bottom of the table Pumpherston on Saturday may not have lifted them up any places in the East Premier table.

However, the ninth-placed Glens are now seven points clear of danger - and nine points behind second placed Jeanfield Swifts with four games in hand.

Glens are away to Kinnoull this Saturday - the side directly above them in the league - and a fourth victory on the trot could propel them up to sixth, if results go their way.

After their match at Forfar West End was called off, Kennoway Star Hearts arranged a friendly against Superleague outfit Kelty Hearts and secured a confidence boosting 4-2 win.

Star are currently second in the North table and will travel to sixth-placed Scone Thistle this Saturday looking to keep their promotion push on track.

Thornton Hibs have only managed two competitive games this year and they were left kicking their heels again on Saturday after their home match against Newburgh was called off.

The teams will try again to get the fixture played this Saturday, where Hibs will hope to build on their victory over league leaders Dundee North End on February 1. Saturday’s matches kick off at 2.15 p.m.