SIX games stand between North Berwick RFC and the possibility of being crowned league champions.

Fourth in East 2, the county side have four games in hand over leaders Langholm, as well as two games in hand over the chasing pack of Leith and Trinity Academicals.

Mark Coull, head coach of the Recreation Park side, was anticipating a competitive end to the season.

He said: “I think it will go right down to the wire.

“I don’t think anybody is going to run away with it, which is exciting and gives purpose.

“You look at Penicuik [in seventh] and they are on 31 points and I know they have played as many games as Langholm but arguably they could still be sitting pretty close to being top of the league.

“It gives purpose to everyone.”

North Berwick were due to welcome Livingston to East Lothian on Saturday, only for the game to be postponed due to the visitors having insufficient players.

A date is yet to be scheduled for the rearranged fixture, which was originally due to be played on St Andrew’s Day but fell victim to the weather.

However, with the season rapidly coming to a close, there are a shortage of Saturdays available before the curtain comes down on the campaign on March 7.

The only free weekend is February 8, which is the same date as the Calcutta Cup clash as Scotland look to retain the trophy against England in the Six Nations.

Coull noted that created further problems with unavailability.

He said: “They [North Berwick] are amateur players and they want to enjoy rugby in its entirety.

“A lot of that is going to watch Scotland play.

“We have got guys going to Dublin to watch them this weekend.”

Two rearranged matches are being played in the league this weekend, with North Berwick heading into the Capital to face Trinity Academicals.

Victory for either side would strengthen their claim for a promotion place, with North Berwick winning 38-23 in the reverse fixture at the beginning of October.

The North Berwick head coach was expecting a tough tie but was simply keen for his side to get a match going ahead.

He said: “Because of games not being played, with pitches not being available and other reasons, the last time we played a game was December 14, which is worrying when you look at consistency.

“I would pretty much take any game just now.”