Under 20s: Cup encounters of the Seasiders kind

Posted on Friday, March 3rd, 2023

The Spartans head down the East Coast on Friday night where they get set to take on Conference C side Dunbar United in Round 2 of the East Knockout Cup.

It’ll be the first meeting between the two sides and a venture largely into the unknown for both camps in the match under the lights at New Countess Park.

Spartans travel looking to get back to winning ways after the dramatic events at Alloa last time out and Les Atkinson welcomes the return between the sticks of Adam Meek who takes over the gloves once again following the injury sustained by Miko Komocki two weeks ago.

The Ainslie Park outfit will be keen to progress in the tournament they won in 2019, defeating Bonnyton Thistle in the Final.

Hosts Dunbar head into the Round 3 clash undefeated thus far in 2023.  The Seasiders have won five out of their six games, with the only draw that blighted the copybook being subsequently expunged from the records after the withdrawal from Conference C of Syngenta.

Both sides know their way to goal with Spartans netting 53 times in their 14 Conference A fixtures, with Dunbar hitting home on 46 occasions.   Meanwhile at the back, Spartans have the better defensive record, conceding 27 times with our hosts shipping 42.

Kick-off at New Countess Park is at 8pm.  Donations on entry for spectators.  The neighbouring Hallhill Sports Centre is open for refreshments and Hot/Cold snacks will be available at the ground.


Next Fixture

                     
Date: 29/06/24
Opponent: Livingston FC
Venue:Ainslie Park
Competition: Pre-Season Friendly
Kick off: 3.00pm

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