OAKLEY UNITED are just 90 minutes away from an "incredible" feat of becoming league champions when they play their final home match this afternoon.

Stewart Kenny's side welcome Heriot-Watt University to Blairwood Park knowing that a victory would crown them as East of Scotland League, First Division, Conference B, title winners.

The O's are one point clear of Preston Athletic, who have played 27 games, but three points against the students would take them four clear with both teams having just one game left.

Oakley have lost just three matches from 26 league outings so far in what has been a superb campaign, and they are unbeaten in their last 14.

You have to go back to October 2 - and, ironically, a 2-0 loss at Heriot-Watt - for their last league defeat, and they go into the match on the back of a seven-game winning run.

Speaking ahead of the game, Craig Cowan, a member of the club's committee, said: "We're all excited but we're not counting our chickens before they hatch.

"A win gives the title, which is incredible. It's 12 years from when when we won anything - obviously we were in the Alex Jack Cup final (in 2019, which Oakley lost to Musselburgh Athletic) and we thought we had a good chance there, but just didn't quite get over the line - so we're hoping to get this over the line.

"The amount of work that's went into the last five, six years has been incredible, making the transition from the juniors into the seniors.

"The manager, the coaches and the players deserve a load of credit if they pull this off because I would say we are one of the lowest budgets in the league at the moment.

"If they pull this off it would be an incredible achievement for this club.

"I hope we get a massive crowd from the village coming out.

"To be there, and to be in this position to go and try and do it, is just incredible for us. If we actually end up lifting that trophy, I'll be a very proud man."

He added: "With Preston dropping a few points here and there, that's obviously helped us, but I've always said you're better with the points on the board than games in hand.

"What we set out to achieve was to get into that First Division (when restructuring of the leagues takes place) and give ourselves a chance at the title.

"It's a tough, tough game. Heriot-Watt are no pushovers; we'll need to be at our best. Hopefully we can do it."

Kick off at Blairwood Park this afternoon is 2.30pm.