Pre-season Plans Confirmed

Posted on Monday, May 26th, 2014

With our competitive season kicking off 2 months today in the 1st round of the Ramsdens Cup, manager Dougie Samuel has organised a highly competitive pre-season schedule for the Lowland League squad.

Our first pre-season match is on Tuesday 8th July as SPFL League Two side Berwick Rangers, managed by Colin Cameron, will visit Ainslie Park.

Just a few days later and we’ve organised a pre-season tournament for the 2014/15 Ronnie Swan Challenge Cup. SPFL Championship sides Livingston and Falkirk will be taking part along with SPFL League One side Dunfermline Athletic. With 3 very well supported and local sides taking part we’re hoping for a bumper crowd in the height of summer as we once again take time to remember and appreciate all the work that “Mr Spartans”, Ronnie Swan did during his several decades with the club. The Semi Finals will take place at Ainslie Park on Saturday 12th July with the 3rd/4th place playoff and Final taking place on Sunday 13th July.

We will hopefully confirm details of another friendly on Wednesday 16th July before Highland League runners up, Inverurie Loco Works will visit us on Saturday 19th July.

The Ramsdens Cup 1st Round takes place on Saturday 26th July, then we will play our final pre-season game as we travel to face Junior Superleague side Newtongrange Star on Tuesday 29th July.

Manager Dougie Samuel has intentionally organised a difficult pre-season plan
“I have set out to put together a pre-season schedule that will really stretch us as I believe it will set us up well before we kick off our attempt to retain the Lowland League title next year. This coming season is going to be an even greater challenge, but one we will embrace, enjoy and are very excited about.”

Tuesday 8th July
Spartans v Berwick Rangers (7.30pm)

Saturday 12th July
Game 1 – to be drawn from Spartans, Livingston, Falkirk, Dunfermline (1pm)
Game 2 – to be drawn from Spartans, Livingston, Falkirk, Dunfermline (3pm)

Saturday 13th July
Loser Game 1 v Loser Game 2 (1pm)
Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 2 (3pm)

Wednesday 16th July
Game to be confirmed (7.30pm)

Saturday 19th July
Spartans v Inverurie Loco Works (1pm)

Saturday 26th July
Ramdsens Cup – 1st Round (TBC)

Tuesday 29th July
NewtonGrange Star v Spartans (7.30pm)

Please visit the side regularly over the next few weeks as we will confirm further details about the pre-season fixtures.

Next Fixture

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

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