Jan 14 2011 by Donald Morton, Stirling Observer Friday
AFTER yet another false start last weekend this week’s thaw could well see both Stirling County and Strathendrick take to the rugby field for the first time since November.
The Stirling side have been out of action since their 32-12 Premier B win over Edinburgh Accies on November 27 – a result which took them into top spot in the race for a place in Premier One.
Last Saturday they were due to face Boroughmuir at Meggetland in the second of their three-match league section of the Scottish Cup. More snow kiboshed that game and tomorrow (Saturday) they will have another go at getting it played.
The Edinburgh side defeated Stirling 29-18 earlier in the season in a game in which the Bridgehaugh lads were unlucky to come away pointless. Both clubs have registered wins in their section – County beat Peebles 31-0 and Muir defeated Dalziel 10-0 – and the winner of tomorrow’s game will be favourites to go through as group winners.
County’s final section match is on February 12 at Dalziel, while Boroughmuir travel to Peebles on January 22.
Strathendrick have been out of action since November 20 and are due to travel to Clydebank tomorrow (Saturday) for a West League Division One match.
Endrick lie second in the table behind Lenzie – the only team to have defeated them this season – and will be hoping for a similar outcome to when they beat the Bankies 60-0 earlier in the season.