Adrenalin will be pumping as Whitehill chase crown

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The destination of this season’s Central Taxis Premier Division championship title could be decided tonight, with leaders Whitehill Welfare at home to Gretna 2008 and second-placed Spartans at holders Stirling University.

Whitehill are three points ahead of Spartans and a win and any result other than a victory for Spartans would see the crown return to Rosewell for the first time since 2007-2008.

However, there are also many other permutations and both Spartans and third-placed Stirling have definitely not given up on the chance of overtaking Whitehill to clinch the title.

Whitehill beat Spartans 2-0 at the weekend to set up this fascinating end to the season and Alan Brown, who has scored vital goals in Whitehill’s previous two games, said: “Tonight will be a very difficult game. Every game we have played against Gretna this season there has only been one goal of a difference and we have drawn a couple of times as well. As long as we can get a better result than Spartans then that’s us won the league. The adrenalin will keep us going, although some of us have some tired bodies.”

Mike Bruce is suspended, although Wayne McIntosh returns. Willie Kidd and Aaron Somerville will be given late fitness tests.

The game kicks-off at 7.30pm. Adults £5.00 and concessions £2.00.

Spartans manager Dougie Samuel, meanwhile, said: We go there with something to prove because against Whitehill on Saturday we did not play anywhere near our best.”

Elsewhere, Tynecastle must beat Vale of Leithen at Innerleithen to have any hope of avoiding relegation while, in the First Division, Coldstream also need a win against Peebles Rovers to maintain promotion hopes.