Next Saturday, it’s a return to East of Scotland League action for the mighty Mariners with just 7 league matches left this season. And Conference C is certainly hotting up at the top. The one league match that took place this weekend saw St Andrews take a win at Jeanfield, leaving us level on points and games played with the Perth team. Only goal difference keeps us behind them in 4th place. So here’s the current situation of games played, current points and maximum points available if all remaining games are won:
And here’s how the remaining games look for the top 4.
|Preston (h)||Heriot Watt (h)||St Andrews (h)||Stirling Uni (h)|
|Craigroyston (h)||Ormiston (h)||Blackburn (a)||St Andrews (a)|
|Preston (a)||Heriot Watt (a)||Jeanfield (h)||Craigroyston (a)|
|Edinburgh (h)||Linlithgow (a)||Inverkeithing (h)||Ormiston (a)|
|Jeanfield (a)||Edinburgh (h)||St Andrews (a)||Stirling Uni (a)|
|Heriot Watt (a)||Camelon (h)||Jeanfield (a)|
|Ormiston (a)||Linlithgow (h)|
With Jeanfield and Linlithgow due to play each other twice there are options for points to be lost by both teams. Also, St Andrews are due to play Linlithgow twice and Broxburn so, with a spring in their step having beaten Jeanfield yesterday, they could have an impact on the final placings as they battle for a 5th place finish.
But regardless of that, our eyes are focused on getting the maximum possible points from our 7 games, especially our trip to Perth on April 13th when the phrase “6 pointer” will definitely be relevant.
The first milestone is to secure a top 5 finish which is pretty much set. A win on Saturday for us will make it mathematically definite that we’ll qualify for the East of Scotland Premier League next season. As for the rest, we’ll just save that for the weeks to come and keep aiming to score more goals than the opponents!
So, strap yourselves in. Nothing is certain in this league yet. The next 2 months could get bumpy!
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