East Kilbride vs Berwick Rangers

East Kilbride vs Bo’ness United

Both sides faced each other less than two weeks ago, with East Kilbride winning 3-0 in the Lowland League Cup tie. However, their last league meeting would be more closely contested, with EK defeating Bo’ness United 4-3 at Newtown Park.

East Kilbride currently sit top of the table with 69 points from their 28 games played – made up of 22 wins, three draws, and three defeats.

The Kilby come into this with four consecutive victories – Lowland League Cup wins over Bo’ness United (3-0) and GFR (5-0), a 3-2 win over Ashfield in the South Challenge Cup Quarter Final, and a 2-0 league win away to East Stirlingshire.

Bo’ness United currently sit in 3rd place with 57 points from their 29 games played – made up of 18 wins, three draws, and eight defeats.

The B.U’s have won four of their last seven matches – with wins coming over Gretna 2008 (4-1), Caley Braves (2-1), GFR (5-1), and Civil Service Strollers (3-2). Their other defeat came against Cumbernauld Colts, and they also drew with Albion Rovers.

East Kilbride v Bo’ness United

East Kilbride vs Edinburgh University

Last time both sides met, East Kilbride left East Peffermill with all three points – thanks to a comprehensive 9-0 win.

East Kilbride currently sit top of the table with 63 points from their 25 games played – made up of 20 wins, three draws, and two defeats.

The Kilby are on a five-game winning streak in all competitions – including their dramatic 3-2 comeback against Tranent to extend their lead at the top of the league, midweek.

Edinburgh University currently sit bottom of the table with five points from their 25 games played – made up of one win, two draws, and 22 defeats.

Uni are on a nine-game losing streak in all competitions – conceding 41 goals and scoring six along the way.

East Kilbride v Tranent

East Kilbride increased their lead at the top of the league after an impressive comeback over Tranent.

Mick Kennedy’s side visited Cowdenbeath in their previous fixture as they managed to win 2-1. Their opponents have also been in good form as they secured an away win over Gretna on Saturday.

However, it’s Tranent who have the bragging rights this season after a stunning 7-0 victory against the Kilby helped them go through to the Scottish Cup third round.

East Kilbride created the best opportunities in the opening ten minutes of the game as both John Robertson and David Ferguson aimed for a breakthrough with their chances.

Despite this, Tranent took the lead in the match after a mistake from Matthew Connolly helped Callum Higginbotham easily tap the ball into the net.

This goal also led to the dismissal of Mick Kennedy as he felt the goal should not have stood and made his feelings clear to the referee.

This opening for Tranent helped them take control of the match and create more chances, a period that East Kilbride was not able to handle.

A few minutes from half time, Tranent found their second as Robbie McIntyre was able to guide the ball into the net after a strike from his teammate struck the post.

With the away side breezing through to the break, it looked to be mission impossible for East Kilbride to bring this back.

With time running out in the second half, East Kilbride made some substitutions as they went all in to try and get back into the game. A decision which paid massively for the league leaders.

João Baldé earned his side a goal after he brilliantly dribbled past the Tranent defence and managed to slot the ball in the bottom corner.

The East Kilbride fans were feeling optimistic as the game was heading into the final few minutes.

In the 91st minute, a ball into the box found Tiwi Daramola open at the back post, leading to him heading the ball into the back of the net.

At this point, the East Kilbride fans would have been more than happy with a point. However, their side wasn’t finished yet as a minute later, Robert Thomson got on the end of a shot going wayward and tapped it into the goal.

The Kilby managed to hold on and complete an incredible comeback to win all three points.

Mick Kennedy discussed his player’s performance and how he felt his side deserved the victory.

He said: “I don’t think we were at our best in terms of possession but I actually thought we deserved to win the game.

“I felt it was it bit harsh going in 2-0 down but I was always confident that we’d come back into the game second half and that’s what we did, we won the game so I’m happy for the boys.”

In their next matches, East Kilbride and Tranent will both be at home to Edinburgh University and Hearts B respectively.

Kyle Murphy.

East Kilbride vs University of Stirling

Last time both sides faced each other, they shared the points thanks to a 1-1 draw at Forthbank.

East Kilbride currently sit top of the table with 54 points from their 22 games played – made up of 17 wins, three draws, and two defeats.

The Kilby come into this with a win, a draw, and a loss from their last three league games – losing 3-1 at home to Albion Rovers, a 0-0 draw whilst hosting Caley Braves, and defeating Cumbernauld Colts 2-1 at Broadwood.

University of Stirling currently sit in 9th place with 32 points from their 21 games played – made up of nine wins, five draws, and seven defeats.

Uni come into this four games undefeated – drawing 3-3 with Cumbernauld Colts and 1-1 with Gretna 2008, as well as a 4-1 win over Edinburgh Uni and their recent 4-2 win over Cowdenbeath.

East Kilbride vs Caledonian Braves

Last time both sides faced each other, East Kilbride left Alliance Park with three points – thanks to a 2-1 win.

East Kilbride currently sit top of the table with 50 points from their 20 games played – made up of 16 wins, two draws, and two defeats.

The Kilby have won three of their last five matches – with 4-2 and 3-1 defeats to Hearts B and Albion Rovers bookending the wins over Gala Fairydean Rovers, Celtic B, and Gretna 2008.

Caledonian Braves currently sit in 11th place with 26 points from their 22 games played – made up of seven wins, five draws, and ten defeats.

The Braves have won two of their last five matches, with mirroring form (LWDWL) – winning 3-1 v Broomhill and 4-2 v Celtic B, losing twice to Cumbernauld Colts (2-0 and 2-1), and drawing 1-1 with Civil Service Strollers.

East Kilbride vs Albion Rovers