Students offer tough test for Tomassi

Posted on Friday, September 4th, 2015

Spartans EOS make the short trip across the Edinburgh bypass to take on Heriot-Watt University in the fourth round of fixtures in the Central Taxis sponsored East of Scotland League.

For Manager Colin Tomassi, the match against the Students is yet another tough test in what’s been a profitable start to the season. “I am expecting a tough game against the Students who we anticipate to be fit, youthful and athletic.  The Uni sides are also known for having some really talented players within their squads and we’ll need to take our ‘A’-game with us if we are to continue our winning start to the campaign.”

Spartans join Lothian Thistle, Coldstream and Leith in the early pacemakers pack with the quartet all enjoying a 100% record so far.

It’s been an indifferent start for the Students who sit mid-table after recording a win, loss and a draw in their opening trio of league games.  Whilst finding the target doesn’t seem to be an issue for Ian Little’s side, their defensive lapses offer Spartans grounds for optimism ahead of Saturday’s clash.

On the player front, Tomassi will be without Donal Henretty and Paul Dickson – the latter recovering from a dislocated knee however the Gaffer notes that his side are “in a confident mood” and will be “doing all we can to keep the run going.”

Paul Hanlon is the man in the middle for the 2.30pm KO at Riccarton.  Directions to the complex can be found here.

There are another two fixtures on the East of Scotland League card:
Coldstream v Duns
Leith v Peebles

Next Fixture

Date: 23/07/24
Opponent: Forfar Athletic
Venue:Ainslie Park
Competition: Premier Sports Cup
Kick off: 7.45pm

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