Vics’ match off again

ARBROATH Vics were idle yet again on Saturday when their league match away to Coupar Angus was postponed due to Foxhall Park being waterlogged on top of snow and ice.

Incredibly, since Vics last played at Ogilvy Park on November 20, there have been 12 Saturdays gone by on which they have managed only one match, the local derby against ASC on January 22.

Vics will be hoping that the weather takes a turn for the better this week as they are scheduled to meet Downfield at home in the league on Saturday. Kick-off is at 2.15 p.m.

Of the league matches that went ahead on Saturday, Montrose Roselea again slipped up when they switched their away match against Kirrie Thistle to their own place and were held 2-2. That allowed Downfield to take over as league leaders with a 3-0 win at Brechin Vics. Vics, by virtue of being idle, dropped down to third. ASC held Blairgowrie 3-3 at Davie Park, ensuring neither side gained any significant ground, but it still keeps both of them in the hunt in an ultra-competitive league.

Indeed, the point Kirrie picked up at Montrose still keeps them in with a chance as they have several games in hand, meaning no fewer than eight teams will have sights set on winning the title.

In the bottom half of the table, East Craigie and Forfar Albion fought out a goalless draw. However the point gained by East Craigie takes them into ninth place, which, considering they were bottom at the turn of the year, will be seen as a more than satisfactory start to 2011.

150 Club

£10, No. 38 – Kevin Laing; £5, No. 59 Peter McQuade.