YM have to play waiting game

THE YM’s promotion juggernaut has been brought to a halt following the disruption caused by the weekend’s wintry weather, writes Sarah Williamson.

The Mansfield Haugh outfit are enjoying a winning streak which has seen them clinch 17 league games and two cup ties in a row, but their bid to move up to National Divison One has stalled after Saturday’s postponed Shield quarter-final against Allan Glen’s was rescheduled for tomorrow.

And if the Redskins secure victory it would mean playing in the semi-finals on March 26 and a further wait for promotion.

Coach Jammy McFarlane told the Hawick News: “The cup games are taking priority just now because of cup final day at Murrayfield on April 16, so we will just have to wait. If we had played Kilmarnock tomorrow as we were supposed to and had won, we’d be getting promoted, but it’s just one of those things.”

And despite having beaten Allan Glen’s twice already in the league, McFarlane admits tomorrow’s game could put their winning run to the test.

He added: “They are on the up and on form so it could be a tough test.

“With winning 19 games on the bounce we are terrified of losing now and it’s making the cliff higher to fall from, so we’re certainly not complacent.”