Juniors take on basement boys

Junior sides Thorniewood United and Bellshill Athletic take on teams propping up their respective league divisions on Saturday.

Thorniewood have a home game at Robertson Park against Super League First Division basement boys Lesmahagow.

And Bellshill will also be confident of taking the points when they travel to face Central First Division bottom side Glasgow Perthshire.

Both sides will be keen to get back into action after being idle last Saturday as Thorniewood’s game with Kilsyth Rangers and Bellshill’s encounter with St Anthony’s were both called off.

Thorniewood currently sit seventh in the table while Lesmahagow are rock bottom with just four points, having lost 14 of their 16 games so far.

Remarkably United are looking for their first home league win since August, although they have drawn five of the six games they have played at Robertson Park since then.

Bellshill, pushing to join Thorniewood in next season’s Super League, remain second in the table, four points behind leaders Carluke but with four games in hand.

Perthshire are bottom with six points and have lost 16 of their 18 games, including a 3-2 defeat by Bellshill at Fullarton Park in December.

Both Saturday’s games start at 2pm and the Bellshill Supporters’ Club bus will leave The Orb at 12.30pm. Non-members will be welcome - for seats phone Alex Conner on 07729 378818.