Category: Club

Arbroath Match Televised on BBC Alba!

Our Irn-Bru Cup third round tie away at has been scheduled for LIVE TV coverage on BBC Alba!

Our visit to the Red Lichties will now kick off at 7:35 pm and will be our first appearence on national television!

Admission prices and further details to follow!

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Irn bru Cup Round 3 Draw

After our great comeback win against East Kilbride on Saturday, the third round draw has thrown up an away tie with Arbroath.

The Red Lichties are currently sitting top of League 1 with Dick Campbell’s men unbeaten so far in their first five matches. In the previous rounds of the Irn Bru Cup, they have seen off our fellow League 2 sides Annan Athletic and Elgin City.

The fixture is set for the weekend of 13/14 October, with admission prices to be confirmed also.

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Match Preview: Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale

Tonight we face top East of Scotland side Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale at the Oriam, in the East of Scotland Cup Semi-Final.

OPPONENTS: LOTHIAN THISTLE HUTCHISON VALE

LTHV had a fantastic season last year, going toe to toe with Kelty Hearts, missing out on a last day winner takes all showdown at Kelty on the final day. They also had a great Scottish Cup run, eliminating Stirling Albion, before losing out to St Mirren in Round 3. Raymond Carr’s men are in EoS Conference B along with former Junior giants Bo’Ness United and Bonnyrigg Rose.

ENTRY

The match is on neurtral ground at the John Brysden Arena at the Oriam; admission prices are £6 for adults, £3 for concessions with under 12s free with an accompanying adult; a cash gate will be in operation.

TEAM NEWS

With our focus on keeping active at the top of the league, we are likely to rotate the squad and some of our under 20s will feature too.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Whilst we have no recent league meetings again LTHV, they did defeat City in the final of this competition in 2016, running out 2-1 winners at Meadowbank Stadium to lift the famous old trophy.

The winners of tonight’s match will play East Kilbride in the final, after they defeated Berwick Rangers in their tie.

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Match Preview: East Kilbride (A)

This weekend we have a break from league duty as the Irn Bru Challenge Cup takes centre stage.

OPPONENTS: EAST KILBRIDE

Kilby are now managed by Brian Kerr, who has massive experience both as a player and SPFL manager and his squad includes various players with senior experience such as captain Barry Rusell, Craig Reid and Adam Strachan. They have, like us, started their league campaign in great form, being undefeated from their six matches to this point, with a 1-1 draw against Edinburgh University being the only minor blemish to this point. They are sure to see tomorrow as a great opportunity to put down a marker against an SPFL side, having narrowly lost out on penalties to Cowdenbeath in the 2017 playoff final. In the previous round Kilby defeated our landlords Spartans on penalties to set up this tie.

ENTRY

Admission prices at the K-Park Training Academy are £8 for adults, £4 for concessions with under 12s free with an accompanying adult; a cash gate will be in operation.

TEAM NEWS

There is not much news to report on the injury front this week, with the trio of Josh Walker, John Dunn and Brad Donaldson all remaining sidelined, although Josh is now recovering following his knee operation. New signing Adam Watson is unfortunately ineligible, however the rest of the squad will make the trip to East Kilbride looking to keep the recent momentum going.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS

Until fairly recently fixtures against Kilby were common, with the teams being founder members of the Lowland League. City hold the upper hand from those days, with four wins, one draw and one win for East Kilbride over three seasons from 2013-16. Since winning the SPFL playoff in 2016 the teams have not met and in fairness both are much-changed since the last meeting, a 1-1 draw at Meadowbank.

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