Junior football round-up

Dalkeith Thistle v Bo'ness
Dalkeith Thistle v Bo'ness

This Saturday sees Newtongrange Star at home to Super League’s Lochee United in the third round of the East of Scotland Cup.

The Star are looking to bounce back after their South League Cup final disappointment last Saturday and add another Super League scalp to that of Camelon, who they beat 3-1 in the second round of this cup competition.

The winners on Saturday will be away to Musselburgh Athletic in the quarter finals.

On Saturday, Bonnyrigg will again be on their travels – 12 out of their last 14 games away from home for Bonnyrigg – as they now go to Oakley United for a third-round Fife and Lothians Cup tie. The winners there will secure a home quarter final tie against Hill o’ Beath who beat West Calder 3-1 last Saturday in their own third round tie.

Penicuik will be at home to Tayport on Saturday in the Premier League seeking to avenge a 3-1 defeat at Tayport. Tayport are hoping to post a final tally of 42 points in their own promotion chase. But Penicuik’s sixth-last league game still sees them catching up. However, they lost 5-2 away to Ballingry last Saturday in the second round of the East of Scotland Cup, the Cuikie’s last Cup involvement. This game saw Penicuik concede their 50th goal of the season and score their 60th.

Penicuik had beaten visiting Bathgate Thistle 2-1 in midweek last week.

Arniston Rangers were due to visit Broxburn Athletic earlier this week in the Fife and Lothians Cup third round. This Saturday, they are away to Falkirk in the South League.

Winners of the Broxburn v Arniston tie will have secured a home quarter-final clash with Dalkeith Thistle.

A stunning Thistle victory last Saturday saw a Kevin Haynes goal separate Thistle and visiting Super League’s Bo’ness United at King’s Park for a famous Jags victory in the third round of the East of Scotland Cup tie.

This coming Saturday, Dalkeith will be at home for their last Premier League match of a very successful season as they welcome Perth’s Jeanfield Swifts.

Match reports in this week’s Advertiser.

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