Midlothian junior football round-up

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Premier League clubs Dalkeith Thistle, Penicuik Athletic and Newtongrange Star are all featured in the county on Saturday, weather permitting of course.

Third bottom Penicuik have played only one game in 11 weeks. They play at King’s Park away to Dalkeith Thistle this weekend.

Compared to Penicuik’s meagre six league games played (with one win), Thistle have five league wins in thirteen matches – and sit third top of the table, within the four top promotion places to next season’s Super League.

Top of the Premier League’s Newtongrange Star saw their home league match against Tayport postponed last Saturday and hopefully the same fixture will go ahead this coming weekend at New Victoria Park.

This will be Nitten’s 13th league match of the season as they race for promotion into next season’s new Super League.

Tayport, with one game in hand, are eight points behind the Star, who last played competitively four weeks ago winning 5-1 away at Broughty Athletic.

Super League 2012 champions Bonnyrigg Rose have their fingers crossed for their third attempt to travel to Sauchie Juniors this Saturday. Bonnyrigg are poised in third top place behind Bo’ness United.

The Rose have two games in hand and are four points adfrift of the BU’s, who visit Dundee Violet in this Saturday’s delayed fourth round Scottish Cup tie.

A win for Bonnyrigg would cut the gap on Bo’ness to just the one point.

Fourth round Scottish Junior Cup action is planned for Musselburgh Athletic’s Olive Bank on Saturday, against South League’s Pumpoherston .

Third top of the South League Arniston Rangers are now just three points behind second placed Haddington Athletic (three games in hand) who lost 3-2 at Grangemouth last Saturday away to Falkirk Juniors for whom it was their third South League win of the season.

Match reports in this week’s Advertiser.

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