Having been for so long the tightest league in Scotland, the Blue Toon have made a march for the title and stretched the field. Just like the leagues above them the major interest comes in the playoff spots. It’s particularly intriguing when there are possibly 7 teams that could easily be in contention…
Match of the Day
Annan Athletic v Peterhead
A top 2 battle starts us off and with Jim Chapman recently announced as the latest manager of the month he will hope to dodge the voodoo with a victory at home. They managed to hold off an Elgin City fight back last weekend whilst Peterhead were putting Berwick Rangers to the sword. I reckon this is just another step along the Peterhead way to the title.
Berwick Rangers v Clyde has the home side off the back of their loss to Peterhead facing a Clyde side who beat Stirling Albion. Both of these teams have had a bit of a roller coaster ride this season and it would not be unusual to find that last week’s winners lose and last week’s losers win. On that basis I am going for the Borderers. Stirling Albion v Montrose has the Binos having lost to Clyde last Saturday whilst Montrose managed to despatch East Stirlingshire 2-0. Both really need this to be 3 points if they are serious about the playoffs. I think the home advantage shall be critical and think Stirling Albion will be back on track.
East Stirlingshire v Queen’s Park has a home side that really needs a win otherwise their charge into the playoffs may end up permanently off their agenda. The Spiders won 4-0 last weekend which was an incredible result given their season so far. I think that East Stirlingshire should have enough as Queen’s Park will struggle to emulate such a result 2 weeks running. Finally Albion Rovers v Elgin City has the Wee Rovers coming off the back of that defeat to Queen’s Park and being out the cup. Elgin nearly managed to get back into the game with Annan last weekend and unfortunately just fell short at the end. For me the Coatbridge side will shade it and the rebuilding work at Borough Briggs shall continue.