Juniors kick off a new year of football

Glens have not played since before Christmas
Glens have not played since before Christmas

Junior football returns from a two-week festive break this Saturday with Glenrothes looking to pick up where they left off in 2014.

Glens ended a run of eight league matches without a win in style before Christmas by defeating top of the table Edinburgh United 2-0 away from home.

Glens are still second bottom of the East Premier League so will be on the hunt for another three points when they first foot at Dalkeith Thistle on Saturday.

However, Dalkeith are currently third in the table, and Glens lost 4-2 on their last visit to King Park in March, so a tough match is expected for Benny Andrew’s side.

In the North Division, Kennoway Star Hearts can close to within four points of leaders Blairgowrie with a win at Treaton Park this Saturday.

There is little to seperate the teams in terms of current form with KSH picking up 11 points from their last six matches, and Blairgowrie collecting 10 points.

After Blairgowrie’s 5-4 win in the previous meeting between the sides at Davie Park in September, another close match is expected.

Thornton Hibs are currently seventh in the table, three points behind KSH, but have only played 12 games, three less than their local rivals.

Hibs have only played four competitive games since the end of October so will hope that their match away to Arbroath Vics survives the winter weather.

The last time these sides met was back in December 2013 at Ogilvy Park where the sides drew 3-3. Saturday’s kick-offs are 1.45 p.m.