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SLIM to non-existent – these are the chances Selkirk FC have of getting their match against Peebles Rovers played this weekend, writes Fiona Scott.

So says secretary Ross Anderson, who has been in constant touch with Rovers officials this week, with both sides desperate to get a match played.

“It’s getting so frustrating, but that’s just the way things are and the whole thing is in the lap of the gods,” he told The Wee Paper.

“There’s not a thing we can do about it.”

Originally scheduled to be played at Whitestone Park, the two clubs had spoken about switching to Selkirk earlier in the week. But, with a good few inches of snow still lying at Yarrow Park, Anderson admitted that “miracles apart” there was little to no chance of the First Division encounter going ahead.

“It wouldn’t just be a case of clearing the pitch,” he added.

“Until we get our new stand up we have no safe places for our spectators to view the game safely, so unless there was a sudden thaw overnight we have no choice but to say that we can’t play here.

“Peebles are in the same boat, and with more snow forecast things don’t look good.”

Selkirk have only played two league games since November 17 and a total of seven since the season started back in August. They are currently sitting in 10th place with four teams below them, but have six games in hand over leaders Coldstream. Their next game is against 12th-placed Ormiston, scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 2, at Yarrow Park.

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