There remains but one issue unresolved in this league and it is all about the final playoff spot as the new managers have been announced for East Stirlingshire – Craig Tully– and Montrose – George Shields. It is all about next season now and building as it will be an entirely different ball game when the lower leagues are able to get into the league through playoffs. Planning time just got vital…
Matches of the Day
Stirling Albion v Clyde
The final playoff spot is currently Stirling’s and playing 3rd placed Clyde is no pushover. The Binos won 4-0 last weekend but so did Clyde. Ross McGeachie is doubtful for the home side whilst Cklyde have no Iain Gray, Neil Janczyk, Stefan McCluskey or Stuart McColm with David Marsh doubtful but Kieran MacDonald back. I think the Binos may just have enough to get past the finishing line though Clyde will want to finish well too.
Berwick Rangers v Peterhead
The Borderers need to win and the Binos lose and with both in great shape this starts exciting. Berwick beat Queen’s Park whilst Peterhead lost badly to Stirling Albion. Berwick shall be without Steve Notman, Colin Cameron and Damian Gielty and there are a few who need checked before Cameron announces his team whilst Peterhead are tight lipped over their team selection. The Blue Toon have not a care in the world so I reckon that Berwick have a real chance and would fancy them to take all 3 points but Stirling have it all in their own hands and should do the business at home.
Annan Athletic v Elgin City has a home side that was beaten by Montrose last weekend whilst Elgin won 5-0 at home to East Stirlingshire. I reckon Jim Chapman will set them up nicely with a win for the playoffs. East Stirlingshire v Montrose is the first of 2 games that really has little to commend it as a contest. The Shire faithful will be happy to see this season at an end after having started so well and faded away so badly and I reckon the new bosses of both teams might see enough to think that both teams should have been real contenders this year. Finally Albion Rovers v Queen’s Park has 2 teams that lost last weekend playing in a game that both neither need to win. That makes it hard to call but I reckon it may go James Ward’s way rather than Gus McPherson’s.