Johnstone Burgh Preview

The Wanderers take on Johnstone Burgh at Keanie Park on Saturday, knowing a point will guarantee promotion and a win will keep alive their title chances.

Three points will put Forth top on 41 points and awaiting the outcome of the Burgh v Carluke match, which is still to be scheduled, to decide the destination of the title.

The teams met at Kingshill back in September, when a Kenny Wright hat-trick and a single from Tony Traynor gave the Wanderers a comfortable victory.

The Burgh currently sit 7th on 23 points with 5 games to play, meaning they can match the Wanderers total of 38 points with 5 straight wins. However, they'd also have to engineer an 18 goal swing to wrest the final promotion spot from Forth.

Confidence can be gained from a look at the Wanderers away league form where, after an opening day defeat at St. Roch's, Forth have won all eight subsequent away matches keeping five clean sheets in the process. (Including the scratched Stonehouse match would make this 9 away wins and 6 clean sheets.)

With a bus leaving from the village, a decent Forth support is expected, to hopefully cheer on the Wanderers to victory in their biggest match for over a decade.

'Mon the Forth

McBookie Odds :

Johnstone Burgh : 21/10
Draw : 18/5
Forth : 7/10