Treaton Park to host derby

Action from Glenrothes 4-0 win over Livingston on Saturday
Action from Glenrothes 4-0 win over Livingston on Saturday

A BUMPER crowd is expected at Treaton Park this Saturday for Kennoway Star Hearts first derby match as a junior club.

Thornton Hibs will make the short journey to Star for the 2.30 p.m kick-off as both clubs look to build on a solid start to the season.

Hibs boss Craig Gilbert is looking forward to his first match against the junior newbies.

“It’s a wee local derby, and we’ve both had two wins and a defeat so far, so it should be a good game,” he told the Gazette.

“It’s great to see a new Fife team join the juniors - we could do with more. I hope they do well and wish them all the best, apart from Saturday!”

Glenrothes are currently sitting mid-table in the East Premier League after a win, draw and defeat from their opening three fixtures.

However, manager Grant Brough stressed his team should have taken something from their 2-1 loss to Oakley United last Tuesday.

“We were unlucky against Oakley,” he said. “We didn’t take our chances and got punished for a couple of mistakes.”

This Saturday Glens welcome Jeanfield Swifts to Warout and Brough expects a tough match.

He added: “They lost a few players over the summer but they’ve signed ex-Aberdeen defender Phil McGuire so we’ll need to be up for it.”