Tayport head to face league leaders

Tayport face a crunch East Premier League fixture tomorrow afternoon when they travel to meet table-toppers Dalkeith Thistle.

With ’Port having been in cup action last weekend, they now sit sixth in the table.

Dalkeith currently lie five points ahead, but Dave Baikie’s men do have five games in hand.

If Tayport were to post a win tomorrow, it would leave them in a strong position as far as the race for promotion is concerned.

Indeed, in terms of points per game, the Canniepairt outfit boast the best record in the division, but the teams above do have points in the bag.

Baikie will therefore have his troops well-motivated for tomorrow’s encounter as he will want his side to take every opportunity to climb the table.

Dalkeith have a formidable home record having won 16 of their previous 24 league fixtures at King’s Park.

Tayport have won five out of seven on the road this season so will be confident themselves about returning to the Canniepairt with all three points.

The cup win away to Scone Thistle was not vintage ’Port, but the objective of a place in the last four of the inter-regional competition was achieved.

What’s more, it was achieved without two regulars: Stefan Elvin was unavailable and Gary Sutherland was serving the first of a two-game suspension.

Baikie will be hoping to Elvin back in the line-up tomorrow although Ryan Suttie deputised to good effect at Scone.

Richard Cargill retained the goalkeeping gloves for the cup tie with Gavin Wilson having to warm the bench.

Cargill again produced notable saves so could keep his place for the trip to Dalkeith.

Kick-off at King’s Park, where ’Port scored a fantastic 5-1 victory just a couple of years ago, is scheduled for 2.30pm.

Supporters should phone the Tayport FC newsline on 01382 552755 for the latest travel information.