You have to go back to Saturday 26th August to the last time that Haddington had a home game. on that occasion Luncarty were the visitors in a Premier League match with the Hi Hi’s winning by four goals to nil. Since then Haddington have had a run of four successive away matches and they will be glad to be on home territory tomorrow. The Millfield pitch is expected to be in excellent condition for the visit of title favourites Sauchie. The Clackmannanshire side failed to meet expectations in the early part of the season but in recent weeks they have shown why they were most peoples pick to win the championship. Last Saturday they recorded an emphatic 3-0 win at Dundonald – never an easy venue to visit. They will also want to make amends for failing to beat the Hi Hi’s last season, when the sides drew two each at Sauchie and then in the return match Haddington came from 3-2 down to win 4-3 at Millfield.
This is the first of a run of three important home games with league leaders Broxburn Athletic due at Millfield on Wednesday18th October and county rivals Musselburgh Athletic the following Saturday, 21st October. Manager Scott Bonar and his players are determined to hold onto their lofty league position but they know that they will have to be on top of their game for the immediate challenges ahead. The immediate focus will be on Sauchie’s visit and team boss Bonar will be without several key players. Both close season signings Mikey Robertson and Mark McGovern are unlikely to play again this year having picked up serious injuries. This is a major blow to the squad which has been bolstered by the addition of loan signing Ross Young from Civil Service Strollers. He could make his home debut tomorrow. Arran Ponton is on holiday and will also be missing. Youngster Keir Russell who has made a good impression recently also has an ankle injury and could be missing. A good crowd is expected to see what should be an interesting match.