So far, November has been no kinder to Kirkcaldy Rugby than October was and the fight is still on to rise above the relegation places.
Last week, at Lasswade, as at Cartha the previous week, there were signs they may just be turning the corner.
Recovering from a first-half deficit of 17-0 to lead 18-17, with 10 minutes left, showed the side’s attacking potential, before the old failing of conceding soft scores kicked in again.
Even at the death, in almost the last play, the Blues might have snatched a winning score as prop George Mangalo was whistled up at the front of a line-out 10 metres out.
Saturday’s visitors are Whitecraigs, from the south side of Glasgow, whom the Blues have still to beat after three competitive games.
Both games last season were comfortably won by ‘Craigs, who ended fifth in National 2 table.
In this campaign, they look a bit less formidable and Quintan Sanft must be targeting them for a second win of the season.
The Kirkcaldy injury list is slowly reducing, and Kurt Littlejohn, Ross Girdler and Steve Milne will all be available for selection this week. Kick-off on Saturday is at 3pm.