Jed boosted by return of key duo for Borders derby

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Jed-Forest captain Robert Hogg and vice-captain Michael Weekley return to the starting XV as the RBS Championship B leaders travel to Mansfield Haugh for a Borders derby with Hawick YM.

The key duo and some of the other team members missed last week’s win over Musselburgh due to a wedding, but are back to bolster the side for what is sure to be a hard fought encounter.

The home side list the experienced Wullie Blacklock at prop, while Matty Douglas is an exciting prospect at stand-off.

Hawick YM go into this one having lost two from two.

Please note this match starts at 1.30pm.

Second plays fourth at Duffus Park when Howe of Fife, fresh from scoring 53 points at Lasswade seven days ago, entertain Aberdeenshire who have made a decent start to life at this level.

Bottom side Murrayfield Wanderers host Kirkcaldy in the shadow of the national stadium and there are two ‘East Lothian meets Midlothian’ clashes when Haddington take on Lasswade and Musselburgh host Livingston.

Both undefeated teams in RBS Championship A are on the road today.

Leaders Marr make the trip to Whitecraigs while Cartha Queens Park, in second, are at Memorial Field to take on Ardrossan Accies.

Bottom club West of Scotland, who have conceded 201 points in the opening three weekends, will be looking to kick start their season when they visit Falkirk.

Hamilton are at home at Laigh Bent to face Greenock Wanderers with something set to give at New Abbey Road when Dumfries host Dalziel, both clubs having lost three out of three so far.