The “Scottish Cup-tie that never happened” and a bit more.

Posted on Friday, January 15th, 2010

Mike says –

“It looks like another East of Scotland wipe-out tomorrow although how and where you find that information out is a mystery to us all.

As I said earlier in the week we provisionally set up a game against Bonnyrigg Rose who we could have met in the Scottish Cup this season. That game unfortunately didn’t materialise but we cross swords with the famous Junior club on the Academy Field Turf at 2.30 tomorrow and both teams will be glad to get back playing football. For those missing watching our wonderful game there is an added bonus of Vale of Leithen verses Edinburgh City on the same pitch immediately after our game with the Rose finishes. I hope Dan has enough pies to go round.  

For our part tomorrow is not the usual friendly. These games are normally set up to allow the fringe players to get 90 minutes under their belt and those turning out every week play a peripheral part. With the total lack of football lately that is not the case for us tomorrow. Everybody should get a run out at some time during the 90 minutes but Sam and I will make sure the First team regulars all get at least a hour each.   

Despite the last few weeks inactivity Danny O’Donnell is still a week away from a full recovery and captain Stewart Fowlie has had a reoccurrence of his back problem. Because of that neither will feature  tomorrow. We are all looking forward to a good competitive game before we resume our attempt to retain our league title against a very good Lothian Thistle on the Academy grass pitch next Saturday.

It’s good to be back – well almost back.”


Next Fixture

Date: 23/07/24
Opponent: Forfar Athletic
Venue:Ainslie Park
Competition: Premier Sports Cup
Kick off: 7.45pm

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