Forfarshire hoping to keep up momentum
David Kelso (CricketMedia Scotland)
FORFARSHIRE skipper Umair Mohammed is hoping there are no aviation issues as he dashes back from Corfu for today’s crucial clash with Stew-Mel.
On the back of last week’s stunning triumph over pacesetters Grange, the Broughty Ferry brigade are aiming to dodge any banana skins thrown down by the struggling Edinburgh outfit at Forthill.
Mohammed said: “We aim to keep up the momentum. It was a brilliant win last weekend and we must continue to aim high
“No opponents can be taken lightly, including sides like Stew-Mel at the lower end of the table.
“It should be a great surface, so the better team on the day will come out with the result they want.”
Only hapless Glenrothes are between Stew-Mel and the basement - but spokesman Kenny Crichton insisted a single win can turn round their season, even at this advanced stage.
This afternoon, Arbroath are visitors to Gilvenbank - and Crichton stated: “Obviously our task to stay in this league is becoming tougher, especially with inconsistent player availability.
“Skipper Safyaan Sharif is back and we really believe that one victory could make all the difference to our fortunes.”
Arbroath have also had selection headaches and they are minus captain Marc Petrie, Fraser Burnett and overseas amateur Hayden Laing.
Petrie said: “Glenrothes are a much better team than their position suggests and the boys will be wary of the threat they pose.”
Elsewhere, Grange will bid to get back on the winning trail by accounting for Watsoians at Myreside.
Second-placed Heriot’s are also on capital derby duty at Carlton, while RHC Lions welcome Aberdeenshire.