Football: Non-league round up


LOTHIAN THISTLE, beaten 2-0 by Whitehill Welfare in midweek, hope to bounce back against an EDINBURGH CITY side also coming off the back of a defeat. Lothian coach Fraser Ogilvie reports no unavailability while City welcome the return of Ross Macnamara and Duncan Monteith although Michael Bruce is doubtful.

PRESTON ATHLETIC boss Stevie Myatt will give late fitness tests to Kevin Cairnie and Robert Gay, ahead of their meeting with SPARTANS, who will be without goalkeeper Chris Flockhart, defender Ross Archibald and striker Chris Smith although soldier David Etale – injured in Afghanistan – may return to the substitutes' bench.


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WHITEHILL WELFARE, who have been rocked by the resignation of their manager Gary Aitchison in midweek, are still looking to finish in second place and have a full squad available for the visit of SELKIRK, who have Jay Wilson back after his ban.


EASTHOUSES LILY have seven seniors players unavailable. Boss David McQueenie has only ten fit players including himself. Opponents KELSO UNITED have Damion McNulty suspended.

EYEMOUTH UNITED had an excellent 1-1 draw with league leaders Stirling University in midweek and have given manager Carl Hudson pleasant selection problems while visitors PEEBLES have David Simmons and Rab Linton suspended. Eoin Anderson and Richard Harris are unavailable. GRETNA 2008 have John Jardine suspended as they await VALE OF LEITHEN - on the verge of promotion - who have Darren Gillon banned and Andy Martin struggling with a groin injury.

STIRLING UNIVERSITY will give late fitness tests to three players as they host CRAIGROYSTON, who must win to have the slightest chance of promotion. Lloyd Dignan and Andy Dewar are injured, Stuart Martin suspended and Ross Cameron and David Jeffrey are on holiday.