With the weather showing no signs of clearing up in the east of Scotland, please check with your clubs before going to any of the matches this weekend.
We start in the Super League this week and there are four huge matches which affect both ends of the table.
At the top, having played all their games Linlithgow must wait to see if the chasing pack can catch them and all three challengers are in action.
Second-placed Hill of Beath are four points behind but have four games still to play. They can close to within a point of Rose with a win at home to a mid-table Camelon side that has lost their last three without scoring.
Bonnyrigg are seven points behind in third and still have 18 points to play for. They travel north to face St Andrews United who look safe from the threat of relegation after winning their last two to nil. But the title-challengers from Midlothian have not won away from home in the league for 6 months and are yet to keep a clean sheet on the road.
Bo’ness have five games left and are nine points off the top. This weekend they put their unbeaten home record on the line against Lochee who have picked up 16 of their 18 points on the road.
At the bottom it is do or die for last season’s Scottish Cup finalists Musselburgh who must win two of their remaining three matches to guarantee top-flight football for a third successive season. A trip to in-form Carnoustie awaits the Burgh who are two points behind their opponents having played a game more. Although Carnoustie are unbeaten in their last six matches having picked up 12 points in the process, they haven’t won at home since September.
The Premier League has two promotion places up for grabs and Penicuik will look to tighten their grip on one of them when they go to Broughty Athletic.
The Fife outfit are unbeaten in their last three matches but have only won once at home in the league all season. Although Cuikie sit second only one of their 11 wins has come outside of Midlothian.
Sauchie are also looking good to go up to the Super League. They sit in fourth place but have games in hand on all the clubs above them.
They take on Dundee Downfield who need the victory as they battle against the drop. Sauchie have failed to score in their last two away games but Downfield have hit a sticky patch and haven’t won in their last five.
There is a must-win match for bottom side Arniston as they welcome Armadale to Gorebridge. With just four games left for the wee Rangers, they must win as they are nine points from safety. Both sides go into the game in rotten form, Arniston having won only once at home, while Armadale are the only side in the division yet to win away.
In the division’s other match Oakley host Ballingry Rovers with both sides needing some favours to gain promotion as they are seven and ten points behind respectively.
The top four in the Central league are in action and the game of the day sees second-placed Lochgelly welcome fourth-placed Kinnoull. Nothing other than a win for the hosts will do as they have just the one game left after this. The visitors have a massive 17 points to catch up with the current leaders Jeanfield but still have 27 points to play for. Kinnoull also have a 100% winning away record in the league.
It is the lowest scorers v the highest scores as Rosyth take on Jeanfield. The leaders have hit the back of the net 94 times and head to Fife full of confidence. Rosyth have only won once at home so far and lost 7-0 to the Swifts in January.
Dundonald are third in the table just five points behind the leaders with a game in hand. They host Crossgates in what is a must-win match for the Bluebell. Dundonald have only dropped points in three of their eighteen matches but still need Jeanfield to slip up somewhere along the line. But Crossgates are in good form with just the one loss in the last five.
Elsewhere Steelend welcome Kirkcaldy. The last time the sides clashed ten goals were shared – more of the same please!
The South Division is still wide open with eight teams still able to gain the one promotion place. Realistically the winner will come from one of the top four sides and two of them meet this weekend.
Third-placed Falkirk take on Fauldhouse, who sit second, in a match being played at Camelon’s Carmuirs Park. Falkirk have won their last five matches while Fauldhouse have won six of their last eight and are the only side yet to lose on the road.
Leaders Dalkeith are at home to West Calder who they lost to earlier in the season. The Midlothian side have scored in all their home matches this season winning the last three.
Tranent are fourth but only two points off the top. The Belters have picked up 13 points from their last five games but will be careful not to slip up against a Stoneyburn side that beat them earlier in the season. April hasn’t been a good month for Stoneyburn – they have lost 24 goals in their five games so far.
Put a tick in the goals rush box for our next team – Haddington Athletic have scored and conceded in every game this season! They host capital side Edinburgh United who have yet to keep a clean sheet this season – so this will not finish 0-0!
Bottom side Harthill will look to put their recent poor run to bed with a home game against Blackburn. There is no easy way of putting this – they have lost their last nine home matches in a row and picked up just a single point in their last sixteen. Blackburn have recovered after a dip in form and have won their last two.
Pumpherston welcome Dunbar with the hosts in need of a win. They have lost their last seven at home and scored just twice in the process. Dunbar aren’t much better with the travelling fans not celebrating a goal in their last four trips.
Whitburn make their final trip to the Capital to take on Spartans at Ainslie Park. The visitors are in good form with only four defeats in twenty matches while Spartans have won four of their 11 home games so far.
The North League will be wrapped up this week.
East Craigie play a derby match against champions Dundee Violet and then face Blairgowrie on Tuesday with nothing more than pride to play for.
Finally, to the Fife and Lothian’s Cup action. Round three matches will be complete when Newburgh play Kelty on Saturday with the winner facing a short trip to Ballingry in the quarter-finals.
Two last eight matches also take place. Super League leaders Linlithgow welcome South District side Livingston to Prestonfield. Both sides are playing well in their divisions and the winner is guaranteed a home gate and Super League opposition in the last four with Bonnyrigg or Bo’ness the visitors.
In the other match Thornton Hibs of the Central league host Premier league leaders Broxburn. Thornton have scored 11 goals in the previous two rounds, despite being the lowest scores in their division! Broxburn will be looking to complete a league bingo in the cup having beaten a team from all the divisions in their previous rounds apart from the Central league, Bathgate (Super League) Tranent (South league) and Oakley (Premier League) have all fallen. The winner will be away from home in Fife for the semi final match.