With the league now beginning to have a clear leader the play off spots are where all the action is happening and this weekend sees some vital ties for the future of each club. With no play offs at the foot of the table this season it leaves those who do not have an investment in the play offs at the top a year to get their acts together. It may therefore be, for some, that the next couple of months are more about next year than this.
Match of the Day
East Stirlingshire v Berwick Rangers
This is my pick because the new manager of the month Colin Cameron lost as Berwick boss last week for the first time and it will be interesting to see what effect that has. East Stirlingshire have also had a roller-coaster of a season and got it back on track with their 3-2 away win last Saturday at Annan. I think the away side shall have enough on the road to make Shire fans suffer once again.
Albion Rovers v Peterhead has a home side that lost to Stirling Albion and an away side that beat Clyde. The Wee Rovers are gathering attention for their exploits from all over the globe whilst Jim McInally is finally realising the promise shown over the last few seasons. An away win for me and the Blue Toon keep marching on. Queen’s Park v Annan Athletic has a home side that lost narrowly to Montrose up against the 3-2 conquerors of East Stirlingshire. Gus McPherson has managed to make the Spiders harder to beat which is half of his battle. With a very decent second string – who won the reserve league – they will definitely be in the building game and at some point he will see his side pick up 3 points again; I think this might just be the time.
Clyde v Montrose has a Clyde side that lost to the league leaders last weekend and a Montrose side that beat bottom club Queen’s Park. For the Bully Wee this season seems all stops and starts. Last Saturday they skidded to a halt, this Saturday I think they shall rev up again. Elgin City v Stirling Albion has the victors over Berwick Rangers up against the victors against Albion Rovers. This is a real tough one and could go either way but if I was to stick my neck out it would be for the Binos.