United looking to beat weather after call-offs

Cumbernauld United will be hoping to avoid a hat-trick of call-offs and get back into action against Kilwinning Rangers at Guy’s Meadow on Saturday.

Cumbernauld's last league outing was at Kilsyth on October 31.
Cumbernauld's last league outing was at Kilsyth on October 31.

John Queen’s side have been out of action since losing 5-0 in the Scottish Junior Cup at Linlithgow Rose last month and haven’t played a league match since their 4-1 derby win at Kilsyth on October 31.

Kilwinning haven’t lost in eight league and cup games since they were beaten 3-2 by Kilsyth in September, but the Cumbernauld boss was encouraged by his side’s display at Linlithgow, particularly in the first half hour until Linlithgow eventually broke through.

He said: “Although we lost 5-0 I thought we played really well against a good side.

“Despite the result there were positives we can take out of the game and hopefully put into practice in the league campaign.

We were on a really good run leading up to the Linlithgow game and you don’t want to lose that momentum by having a lot of games called off.

“We’re in the position where we’re happy to be consolidating in the league after all the changes during the summer; in fact we’re probably doing a bit better than I expected.

“Kilwinning are on a really good run and have done well in the cups against teams from higher leagues but we have been playing well too so we’re looking forward to it.”