Lochlands men hope to end on a high

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ARBROATH United are hoping to enjoy their final weekend of the cricket season after a sometimes difficult campaign, says captain Fraser Burnett.

After a disappointing start to the term, United are now on course to finish fifth in the Eastern Premier League and also have the final of the Cricket Scotland Trophy against Grange on Sunday.

And Fraser admits its nice to have something to play for so late in the season.

He told HeraldSport: “It hasn’t been the most enjoyable season at times and there have been a few restless nights thinking about it but hopefully we can just enjoy this last weekend, especially the cup final on Sunday.

“To get to this position where we are has been a real team effort and everybody has played their part.

“We had a brilliant win against Grange a couple of weeks ago which meant we avoided relegation and it was a unbelievable performance.

“They have a chance at winning the league title tomorrow (Saturday) so it will be interesting to see how they react on Sunday in the cup final.”

However, before their cup final, the Lochlands men have the opportunity to finish fifth in the league if they grab a victory against Heriots tomorrow.

United spent much of the early part of the season propping up the league and were unable to find a win in the first half of the campaign.

But a recent good run of form means they have escaped the drop and have moved up the table, even though Saturday’s game against Watsonians fell victim to the weather.

Fraser added: “There have been some unbelievable performances lately and hopefully our good run will last until Sunday.