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Chris Ireland shields the ball from Colin Brown.
Chris Ireland shields the ball from Colin Brown.
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Kennoway need a miracle now

Kennoway Star Hearts dreams of winning promotion in their first season as a junior club are all but over after Saturday’s derby defeat in Thornton.

Hearts can only win their final North Division match away to bottom club Coupar Angus this Saturday and hope that Forfar West End lose both their remaining matches to have any hope of finishing second.

Even that may not be enough as five teams could yet climb above the Treaton Park side should they win their games in hand.

Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at Thornton was no surprise as Craig Gilbert’s men have enjoyed a real resurgence in form after a poor start to the season, and remarkably, they are one of the sides who will finish above KSH should they win their remaining four games, starting with a home match against Newburgh tonight (Wednesday) followed by the visit of Forfar WE on Saturday.

Glenrothes kept their slim hopes of promotion to the Superleague alive with a 3-1 win over Oakley on Saturday.

The Warout men are currently eighth in the Premier League, but could yet finish third if they win their remaining four games, where they would face a play-off against third bottom from the Superleague.

Glens were knocked out the Fife & Lothians Cup on Monday night, going down 4-2 away to Superleague side Camelon.

On Saturday, Glens welcome Montrose Roselea in the league.