Preview: Eastern Premier Week 15

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August 2, 2019 5 years

SAME again please! 

That will be the battle cry of Forfarshire skipper Umair Mohammed when his title pacesetters go into battle with Stoneywood-Dyce today.

Victory at Peoples Park coupled with a home-turf triumph for neighbours Arbroath against champions Grange would pretty much ensure that the crown will be Broughty Ferry bound and Mohammed will order his men to produce a repeat of the intensity that earned them success last weekend at the expense of RHC.

He said: “That was a very important win and we have always taken one game at a time. Craig Wallace was a class apart with his century, while Michael Leask and a few others provided ideal support.

“Their talents have been underlined by selection for the Euro T20 tournament next month. We are all in a good place at the moment.”

Arbroath captain Marc Petrie will have no thoughts on the knock-on effects of claiming the Grange scalp. He stated: “We may not be in contention for honours this summer, but we want to continue the improvements we have made in the league since the midway point of the season.

“The aim is to step up the momentum, finish as high as we can and then continue the trend next year. Facing Grange is always a huge challenge.”

Daniel Salmond returns to the attack after shaking off a back strain, while Ben O’Mara and Chris Robb get a start.

Elsewhere, Scottish Cup finalists Heriot’s welcome local opposition in Stew-Mel, while their cup showdown opponents Carlton make the short jaunt to Myreside to face Watsonians.

RHC should be too strong for relegation haunted Aberdeenshire at Barnton.

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