Neilston and Drumchapel United will do their utmost to try and upstage the big guns of the WoSFL today.

Just about everybody in as well as outside the Premier League will understandably have their eyes drawn to its tasty fixture list where long-standing derby clashes abound in the meetings of Beith v Kilbirnie Ladeside, Cumbernauld United v Rob Roy, Cumnock v Auchinleck Talbot and Irvine Meadow v Kilwinning Rangers - as well as a sure-to-be-absorbing heavyweight contest between Clydebank and Pollok that looks certain to attract the biggest crowd of the day.

But not so on the Brig O’Lea terracings, where avid supporters of the Farmers Boys strongly contend their side’s crunch C Division locking of horns with a free-scoring Drumchapel is probably more deserving of 'game of the day' billing - not least because it is an authentic top-of-the-table encounter.

The visitors make the journey comfortably occupying pole position in the standings after surging five points clear of their hosts following totally unexpected Neilston lapses - the first a 1-0 defeat by Yoker Athletic; the second by the same scoreline to St Anthony's - in two of their last three outings.

The Renfrewshire club’s co-managers Chris Cameron and Derek Carson are acutely aware their team must look to beat the Drum today to prove to themselves that C Division is anything but a one-horse race.

Cameron explained: “We could well have been holding down top spot ourselves but for our hitherto deadly scoring touch deserting us in  recent games.

“It didn’t help that our goalkeeper was sent off in the first minute for  giving away a penalty kick against St Anthony's, from which they scored, but we still created more than enough chances to take the points.

“And the exact same failing in front of goal cost us dearly in the Yoker game where we should have been streets ahead entering the closing stages but were instead tied at 0-0. So we went for broke and got caught by an injury-time sucker-punch.

“Drumchapel by way of comparison have been sweeping everyone  aside [they are averaging more than three goals per game] and trounced the  Ants 7-1 the week after we lost to them.”

Set to have a key role in eating into the Glasgow outfit’s points lead is exciting winger prospect Conor Bulger, who has been in and out of Neilston’s starting XI of late.

“Conor has taken up a day job which is impinging on his availability for training and matches so his form has taken a dip as a consequence," Cameron explained. "However, we are not a one-man team and it’s up to our other attacking types to step up to the mark .

“Drumchapel don’t lack for big game experience with the likes of Bob Campbell (ex-Renfrew), Darian McKinnon (Hamilton Accies), Kenny Marshall (Darvel), Joe Coleman (Kilwinning Rangers) and Chrissy Craig (Kilbirnie) in their ranks but if we can find the same levels as earlier in the season then I fancy us to give anyone a game of it on our day.”

Another of the C Division title hopefuls, fifth in the table Glasgow Perthshire, are idle today after their scheduled contest away to Vale of Leven was postponed because of a coronavirus  outbreak within the Millburn Park dressing room.

Another confirmed Covid-19 casualty is the Division Four head-to-head of  St Peter's v Harthill Royal, which must be a worrying concern for WoSFL chiefs coming hard on the heels of six matches falling victim to the virus last weekend - and a significant number of clubs suffering numerous player call-offs, either from showing symptoms or having to self-isolate.

A goalkeeping crisis was only averted at Clydebank (four keepers were out) last Saturday down at Bonnyton Thistle when unattached No.1 Stephen McNeil went between the posts, and Bankies boss Gordon Moffat reports a combination of injuries and the virus are similarly affecting his selection hand for today’s Holm Park tester against Pollok.

Last night Moff revealed: "Of the defence that played last Saturday, only one of them has a chance of making our line-up tomorrow.

“And we also have problems at the other end of the pitch as Ciaran Mulcahy (knee), Ross McPherson (ankle) are rated doubtful at best, and we have to wait until kick-off time to check on whether Nikky Little is a goer or not.

“He only managed some light training in midweek so we have to wait and see if there’s any reaction.”

Pollok, by way of contrast, have better news on the availability front with  Ryan McGregor, Adam Forde, Stuart McCann and Grant Evans passed fit for the fray,  although Lok gaffer Murdie McKinnon tellingly did say of his defender: “Grant mostly trained on his own this week but did enough to be considered for a jersey.

“We had to turn to our Under-20s to make up our substitutes bench   against Darvel so it’s pleasing to be getting bodies back ahead of a game of  this importance.”

Transfer news has one-time Hearts signing Ryan Stevenson returning to  Troon after obtaining his release from Albion Rovers, while back for a second stint at St Anthony's is striker Scott Arthur. One also hears that Glenafton have snapped up  defender Ollie Rowe, previously of English non-league outfit Hastings United.

PLAYING TODAY: (Kick-offs 2PM)

PDM Buildbase Premier League
Irvine Meadow v Kilwinning Rangers, Cumbernauld Utd v Rob Roy, Clydebank v Pollok, Largs Thistle v Benburb , Rossvale v Troon, Rutherglen Glencairn v Blantyre Vics, Cumnock v Auchinleck Talbot, Beith v Kilbirnie Ladeside, Glenafton v Bonnyton Thistle.

PDM Buildbase Conference League A
Irvine Vics v Lesmahagow, Maybole v Muirkirk, Forth Wanderers v Lugar Boswell, Arthurlie v Johnstone Burgh, Glasgow University v Craigmark, Saltcoats Vics v Maryhill, Girvan v Bellshill Athletic, Shotts Bon Accord v Whitletts Vics.

PDM Buildbase Conference League B
Ashfield v Thorniewood Utd, St Cadoc's v Port Glasgow, Ardeer Thistle v Newmains Utd, Cambuslang Rangers v Royal Albert, Greenock v Gartcairn, Glasgow Utd v Kello Rovers, Dalry Thistle v Carluke Rovers.

PDM Buildbase Conference League C
Vale of Clyde v Kilsyth Rangers, Ardrossan Winton Rovers v Larkhall Thistle,  Lanark Utd v Petershill, East Kilbride Thistle v St Anthony's, Neilston v Drumchapel Utd, St Roch's v Wishaw.

PDM Buildbase Division Four
Kilsyth Athletic v Glenvale, BSC Glasgow v Campbelltown Pupils, Harmony Row v Finnart.