THE Lowland League is in full swing once again.

And three Borders teams are in action tonight (Wednesday) as Gala host Gretna and Selkirk travel to Albert Park to face Hawick.

Gala boss Steven Noble was pleased with his team’s effort in the 4-4 draw in Annan on Friday and is confident his side has what it takes to secure a victory at Netherdale this evening.

He told the Border Telegraph: “We got a decent point on Friday and now we need to kick on and pick up three points against Gretna.

“Gretna have always been a good side and on their day they can beat anybody in the league. They’re a bit of an unknown quantity too.

“We got the monkey off our back when we beat them 1-0 at the tail end of last season, the first time we have beaten them in our history. I think if we play as well as we did on Friday, overall, we can win the game.

"Every game we play we need to keep improving and the boys will be a bit fitter and sharper.

“We’ve still got guys like Rhys Craigie and two or three others to come back.”

Selkirk were the only Borders side to win at the weekend when they convincingly dismantled Whitehill Welfare at Yarrow Park.

And they are looking to make it two wins in two when they make the 11-mile trip down the A7 to face Kenny Aitchison’s Hawick.

Although the Royalists suffered a 7-0 hammering on the opening day, Selkirk manager Ian Fergus still expects a tough Borders derby under the floodlights.

He said: “We will be looking for all three points but every game in this Lowland League is difficult.

"Hawick will be looking to put their stamp on the game but it is a young, inexperienced manager coming up against our team who are full of ideas and purpose just now.

“It won’t be easy but I am looking to keep our unbeaten start going.”

Selkirk will welcome back Ryan Sclater to the squad for tonight’s game and influential midfielder Unpha Koroma will undergo a let fitness test.