The last home match of the year sees second against third as we host Cowdenbeath.
The Blue Brazil arrive at Ainslie Park sitting third in the league and looking very good value for their position. Last season they struggled at times for consistency, finishing in sixth place however their form this season has been much more positive, with nine wins from their sixteen games to this point, including a win against City at Central Park back in October. The club have been boosted by the excellent form of captain David Cox and top scorer Fraser Mullen and are sure to be very tough opponents today.
Admission prices at Ainslie Park are reduced for this festive special:
Adults £10 | Concessions £5 | u12s Free with a paying adult with a cash gate in operation.
For the first time in City history, tickets for the match can be bought online via our online ticket office
A specific turnstile will be open for those with e-tickets – you MUST have with you either the e-ticket with QR code on your phone or a printed copy; this will be scanned at the turnstiles.
Not a great deal new to report from last week, long-term absentees Andy Black, Aidan McAdams, Calum Antel and Robbie McIntyre remain on the sidelines. Marc Laird returns to the squad following his suspension and it is highly likely A Trialist (Josh Rae) will feauture in goal.
MAN OF THE MATCH SPONSOR
Today’s man of the match sponsor is Hunter Wealth Management, based in Edinburgh they are independent financial advisors; for more information see www.hunterifa.co.uk
Our mascot today is 9-year-old Benjamin Thomson who is all the way from Gawler, Australia. He is on holiday with his grandparents George and Norma and will be attending the game with dad Andrew and sister Lily. He plays for Gawler Eagles Blue under 10s back home; welcome to Ainslie Park Benjamin, we hope you enjoy your day!
Our visitors will be wearing their home kit of blue shirts, white shorts and blueshorts. We will be wearing our primary kit with black shorts and socks.
On October 5 the sides met at a rainy Central Park in a hard-fought match that was settled by a David Cox strike just before half time. In diifcult conditions there were few chances in the game but it will be remembered for a flash point just before the Cowdenbeath goal which saw Craig Thomson shown a straight red card. City pressed and bossed posession but the hosts saw the game out for a win whcih took them into second place at that time.