If East Kilbride beat Tranent it would take a collapse for us not to win league, says Mick Kennedy
Mick Kennedy reckons if East Kilbride beat Tranent tonight his side can only throw away the Lowland League title.
Kilby host the East Lothian side at K-Park and Kennedy knows a positive result will put them on the cusp of the club’s first Lowland League title for five years.
Kilby – who have lost just twice all season – held a 10-point lead over second-place Cumbernauld Colts going into the match, but fourth-place Tranent are the only side who can still realistically catch them.
Tranent sit 14 points adrift with two games in hand and with a meeting at home to EK to come on the final day of the season.
”If we beat Tranent then we are in a very strong position. I think we’d need a collapse to not stay where we are, said Kennedy.
“If Tranent beat us and win our games in hand then they could cut it down to five points with nine games to go – and we play them on the last day of the season – so five points would be nothing.
“I wouldn’t want to be going to Tranent on the last day of the season needing something to win the league.
“In an ideal world, it would be done by then.
“So it is important we keep winning and we will set out to do that.
“We will be in a very strong position if we come through this week with maximum points.
“Tranent have probably got a harder run-in than we have as well.
“We would probably need to lose something like five games from our remaining nine, so it would need to be a collapse.
“But we will be respectful of the opposition.”
Kennedy certainly knows not to take Tranent likely, having been on the end of a 7-0 annihilation in the Scottish Cup earlier in the season.
He added: “That day showed how good a side Tranent can be if we are not at it.
“I think it will be a very different game. I think that was