THORN Athletic’s quest to reignite their ascent towards the top of the Caledonian Premier League table resumes tomorrow.

There was no fixture for the Johnstone team last weekend, which gave some members of the squad the chance to focus on their rehabilitation from injury.

However, the break also allowed Stenhousemuir Community and Dumbarton Academy to take advantage by putting points on the board.

Dumbarton Academy made their home advantage count with a 2-1 victory over Glasgow Harp that took them three points clear at the top of the table on 37 points.

Stenhousemuir Community’s 2-2 draw with Wishaw Wycombe Wanderers took them onto 30 points.

Thorn currently occupy fourth position, with 27 points from just 13 games, but Stenhousemuir Community have played 18 matches and Dumbarton Academy have played 16.

Tomorrow's fixture list sees Thorn take on St Mungo AFC at the Loretto Playing Fields.

Thorn manager Johnny McEwan said: "The division is looking very tight at the top and, for a number of reasons, it doesn't look like anyone is going to run away with it.

“That said, there's not much margin for error, as we've already dropped more points than we'd have hoped for – but, then again, so have our rivals.

“If we could string a few results together, we would really be able to put the pressure on but we have struggled for consistency throughout the whole season.

“That has been down to injuries and suspensions and lack of player availability but these are issues that seem to be affecting all teams right now.

“We have a cup quarter-final to look forward to and we are still in two other cups, so it could be a busy end to the season if we can raise our performances.”