• Derek Bell

Weekly Digest

Rounding up the latest from the other clubs in the Lowland League.

With the season drawing near most of the clubs are entering into the pre-season routine of friendlies, the past week has been quite a busy one.

Bonnyrigg entertained Clyde in a match they lost 2 - 1. This week also saw the return to Rose of goalkeeper Mark Weir following a spell in America, a signing that required the necessary international clearance. Weir had previously had a two season spell at Rose from 2011 to 2013 before heading off to the States.

Kelty had a busy week, losing to a Dunfermline side 3 - 0 midweek before holding their own four team tournament over the weekend featuring Jeanfield Swifts, Penicuik Athletic and Tynecastle. Penicuik beat Jeanfield 3 -2 and Kelty beat Tynecastle 1 - 0 on Saturday. Kelty going on to beat Penicuik 4 - 0 in the final today with Jeanfield coming back from 3 - 0 down to earn a draw against Tynecastle before beating them on penalties.

Edusport signed 21 year old Kyle Johnson from Stenhousemuir, beat Kilsyth 5 - 1, welcomed new teams to the academy and launched £25 season tickets (so presumably pay on the day will be about £2).

Shire were probably the busiest team around, beating Camelon 1 - 0 in mid-week courtesy of a Bobby Barr goal before heading down to Yorkshire where they beat Frickley Athletic 6 - 2 and Wakefield AFC 5 -1 before having a night out in Leeds. The irrepressible Bobby Barr seems ti have settled in well scoring, creating and hitting the wood work and he wouldn't be Bobby Barr without this

The Shire twitter has a way with words

Vale of Leithen signed Calum Hall on loan from Edinburgh City and played a couple of friendlies losing at home 2 -1 to Penicuik and drawing 1 -1 at Dunbar.

Cumbernauld lost 4 - 0 to Queen's Park and beat Rossvale Juniors 2 - 0. Civil Service beat Broxburn Athletic 4 - 1 while the University of Stirling defeated St Andrews United 4 - 1. Gala FR had friendlies against Tweedmouth Rangers and touring midlands side Inkberrow (well they had a tour of Gala, playing Hotspur today and having a night out in Gala last night) but judicious trawling of the net has failed to come up with a result for either of the games. Gretna beat Kendal Town 5 -2 in what must have been an eventful second half as it was nil nil at half time and drew 1 each with Milnthorpe Corinthians (team name of the week). Dalbeattie beat Threave 2 - 1 and The Spartans were involved in a 4 - 4 draw at Musselburgh.

BSC Glasgow had a busy week but mainly on the sidelines, signing defender Ricky Miller from Gala and midfielder Simon White from Shire. They also launched a £25 season ticket. Most exciting event for BSC was the player sponsor raffle where you can sponsor a player for a fiver. Without doubt my favourite player sponsorship deal of the season is this

My best guess was that a Meat Filled Pastry is in fact a pie and this appears to be confirmed

Finally East Kilbride joined us in Betfred Cup action losing 1 - 0 at home to Albion Rovers. Earlier in the week they signed a couple Ryans - Weir, ex of Bannockburn, and Sinammon (yes that is his name and yes that is how you spell it and no I don't think he is related to Gerry)

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