Kelty welcome current league leaders East Kilbride to New Central Park for this Saturdays Lowland League Match. The home side return to New Central Park after picking up all 3 points on the road last weekend against Caledonian Braves. A Scott Hooper bullet header was the difference on the day and coupled with a solid performance over the 90 minutes earned Hooper his first Man of the Match in Maroon. It remains early in the season but Kelty are the only side with a 100% record winning all 5 of their opening games, they’ll looks to maintain that record this Saturday. Visitors East Kilbride also boast an impressive start to the season remaining unbeaten through their opening 6 fixtures and now find themselves sitting at the top of the League having played 1 more game than 2nd placed Kelty Hearts. East Kilbride have also matched Kelty with an identical Goal Difference scoring on 14 occasions and only conceding 2.
Head to Head
Saturday will see the two sides meet for only the fifth time with it all tied up at 2 wins a piece. East Kilbride took the spoils in the first two encounters and Kelty in the latest meetings between the two sides.
Last time out also took place at New Central Park with a Scott Linton goal being the difference on the day securing a 1-0 win for Kelty. Nathan Austin was the scorer in the away fixture, also a 1-0 win to Kelty.
Last 3 Meetings:
Kelty Hearts 1-0 East Kilbride
East Kilbride 0-1 Kelty Hearts
Kelty Hearts 4-0 East Kilbride
Players to Watch
Jamie Stevenson will be hoping to be in the starting 11 on Saturday after picking up Man of the Match in the sides last home tie, a 4-0 win against Vale of Leithen. Since joining from Peterhead this Summer Stevenson has been a consistent part of Barry Ferguson’s set up tormenting opposing teams with his pace on the wings, his positional and defending play.
We managed to catch up with the experienced midfielder earlier in the week on KHTV
Where to Watch
This Saturdays Lowland League Match will again be Streamed live in HD on KeltyHeartsTV. You can purchase here keltyhearts.tv
Shaun, Kieran and Logan will be back to run you through all the action. #KHTV.
Match Preview by Shaun Spedding