South Challenge Cup | Tapping delighted to be back in to face Fifers

Posted on Friday, March 3rd, 2023

The Spartans make their way across the Queensferry Crossing on Saturday where they face Dundonald Bluebell in the fifth round of the South Challenge Cup in Cardenden.

Last weekend’s win over East Stirlingshire took Dougie Samuel’s side’s unbeaten run to 15 games in all competitions and they will be looking to continue in a similar vein when they meet the East of Scotland Premier Division side at Moorside Park.

Heading to the Kingdom and hoping to be in the Gaffer’s plans is Jordan Tapping.  Despite some frustrating down time on the treatment table, the defender has been one of the top performers in the Lowland League and is keen to play his part in the search for silverware.

“Saturday’s game offers a chance to play something – and someone – a bit different and is undoubtedly big for us in many respects.  It’ll be a tough fixture, that’s for sure.

“We’ve been playing in the intensity of the league the last couple of weeks and it can be good to divert attentions to something different to mix things up for the boys. We have another cup tie the following week too before jumping back in the League.

“Whilst I don’t know too much about Dundonald, everyone I’ve spoke to has said it’s going to be a hard game, they are a decent outfit which includes ex-Spartan Gary Cennerazzo – and won’t make it easy for us, but we’re preparing properly and hope to take that onto the pitch and get the result to help up progress in the cup.

“It’s been a bit of a frustrating season for me with being out with the groin injury earlier in the season then for another couple of weeks there.  It was great being back in the side playing last weekend in the win against Shire and hopefully I can continue that up in Fife on Saturday.”

The hosts currently sit mid-table in the EOS top flight however with a spate of seasonal postponements to play catch up on, they certainly have an opportunity to propel themselves further up the roster before the season ends.

Last weekend saw them narrowly lose out by a single strike against Linlithgow Rose in what looked like a feisty affair full of talking points for the fans to chew on.

Kick-off at Moorside Park is at the slightly earlier time than usual of 2.30pm.

Next Fixture

Date: Saturday 27th April
Opponent: Peterhead
Venue:Ainslie Park
Competition: SPFL 2
Kick off: 3.00pm

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