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Five Games to Watch in the South West Region - 22/23 February 2020

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Crosshouse BC vs Bonnyton Thistle U13

In the crowded U13’s League of the West of Scotland Youth Leagues, games to watch are quite difficult to come across. Thankfully, we have a match with proper title ramifications to look at this weekend.

Crosshouse currently sit in second place, just two points off of league leaders Cumnock Juniors. Failure to win this weekend could result in Crosshouse falling further behind as it is expected that Cumnock will beat their opponents Dreghorn Stars this weekend.

Bonnyton Thistle have some room to maneuver, but any dropped points here could prove costly come the end of the season. Thistle sit fourth, nine points behind Juniors with three games in hand over the leaders.

Bonnyton remain undefeated this season, with a 100% record to maintain, while Crosshouse have only lost one game all season at Cumnock Juniors. 

Glenburn MW vs Auchinleck Talbot U14

These two have a lot of work to do to catch up with runaway leaders Tass Thistle, so a win this weekend is extremely important to both teams.

Glenburn have the most ground to make up. They currently find themselves nine points adrift of Tass having played the same number of games and with Thistle looking likely to win their game against bottom side Hurlford United, dropped points would surely have a massive impact on their title ambitions.

Auchinleck Talbot occupy second place and also have to make up nine points on the league leaders, but have the benefit of holding two games in hand. Wins in those spare games could put more pressure on Tass, but only if they manage to get the job done this weekend.

There is still plenty of life left in the B League. Keep your eyes peeled.

Crosshouse BC vs KSC Kilwinning Rangers Blue U16

You won’t find many more compelling title races across the country than the race for the WOSYFL Under 16’s League. Just four points separate the top five from each other, and two of those teams face off this weekend.

Crosshouse share top spot with Caledonian and have two games in hand over their rivals. They also remain unbeaten in the league this season, keeping up the pressure on those around them.

Kilwinning Rangers sit three points behind them, also holding two games in hand over Caledonian at the top, having lost just one game in the league to fellow contenders Tass Thistle. 

This will be the first time the two have met each other in league competition, making this an extremely hard one to call. The benefit for the neutral is that it has all the ingredients to be one of the ties of the week around the country. This writer is keen to see how it all plays out.

Heston Rovers vs Lochar Thistle U14

Moving further south towards the Dumfries and Galloway leagues, the Bobby Kerr U14’s League is still very much up for grabs. Both teams hold one game in hand over first place and are neck and neck heading into their clash this weekend.

The two have yet to meet in the league, but a win for either would very much keep them in the title fight. Each of them have only lost two games each this season.

It is very rare that you see two teams with the exact same records face each other this late into the season, but that is exactly what we have in store this weekend. It will be interesting to see how the two approach this game.

Galloway Thistle vs Mid Annandale U16

The top two in the league face each other in the Bobby Kerr 16’s League this weekend in what is sure to be an entertaining match between two teams who will surely be motivated for the match.

Galloway Thistle occupy top spot going into the game and hold a three point advantage over their opponents this weekend. Thistle have only lost one game so far this season, a surprisingly convincing defeat at the hands of Annan Athletic.

Mid Annandale have played one game less than Galloway and a win would put them on exactly even footing with their opponents. Like Thistle, they have only lost one game this season, a narrow defeat to Lochar Thistle.

Expect a high quality match between two great sides.

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