Craigroyston bid to reel in the leaders

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Craigroyston face Gala Fairydean at Netherdale tonight (7.45pm kick-off) desperate to pick up all three points in their quest for promotion from the Central Taxis First Division.

Sixth-place Craigroyston are 26 points behind leaders Coldstream with a massive nine games in hand, while they are only 13 points behind second-place Eyemouth United with six games in hand.

“There is a long way to go and we are still very much in contention,” said Craigroyston’s assistant manager, Garry Aitchison. “We know that we have to win our games in hand starting against Gala tonight.”

Craigroyston will be without Craig Dickson who was sent off in their 2-1 defeat from Leith Athletic on Saturday, while Lotfi Barbirou is out injured. However, David Jeffrey and Alan Wilson, who were both unavailable for the game against Leith, come back into contention.

Gala, meanwhile, are without a manager after the resignation of Garry Fraser following 
Saturday’s 5-2 victory over 
Hawick Royal Albert. Assistant Jim McLean and coach David Gordon have also resigned.