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  1. Wigtown

    Thanks HJ.
  2. Wigtown

    Wigtown v Gala has disappeared off the SoSFL fixture page for Saturday 16th Sept (it's still on the EoSFL's fixture list though). Have Wigtown decided to not bother, now that HJ has clarified that it's only the other Challenge Cup in which they're obliged to participate? With it (probably) being the first Saturday of the Scotrail Club 50 autumn flat fare deal (£17 return anywhere in Scotland), I was seriously looking at trying to get to this one as a just-about-doable day trip from Aberdeenshire.
  3. Scottish Cup

    And choose your timing carefully for getting to New Tinto Park for the 3pm KO of Colville Park v Cumbernauld Colts - folks will be spilling out of Ibrox from just before 2pm onwards, after the High Noon KO of the OF derby that day...
  4. Scottish Cup

    Yes. And (as with all clubs) they have to name one ground that will be used throughout, not pick and choose on a round-by-round basis. When they were in it for the first time last season, Colville Park were offered several options by the SFA. Of those they chose Benburb Juniors' New Tinto Park. They have named the same venue as this season's Scottish Cup home. Glasgow University have been using The Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie for all cup competitions for a while now. The last time they played a Scottish Cup tie at their Garscube complex (on just a roped-off pitch) was just before the rules were tightened up. Lost 1-9 vs Cove Rangers of the Highland League in the Preliminary Round on Saturday 16th August 2014. Just over a hundred of us at that one, knowing it would be the last Scottish Cup tie to be played there.
  5. Challenge Cup 2017-18

    In fact, the rules don't insist on sticking to one designated ground : 1.5.2 "Match Ground” means the Registered Ground or such other grounds and/or stadia at which the Home Club intends to play and plays a Home Match, up to a maximum of 2 in any Competition year in respect of any 1 Club/club, approval of which other grounds and/or stadia must be applied for in writing 7 days in advance of a Match to the Company; and 4.18 In the event that the Board considers it appropriate the Board shall be entitled to schedule and/or re-schedule the date and time of any Match and to determine the venue and/or change the venue for any Match.
  6. Challenge Cup 2017-18

    Unless Cove are obliged to stick to a pre-declared designated ground (meaning either on the Sunday, or kicking Locos off their own ground on the Saturday), my shout would be on the plastic at Forfar. They used Station Park for their two home group games in the League Cup at the start of last season - lost 1-2 to Raith Rovers, beat Montrose 3-0.
  7. Quadrangular Tournament 2017

    So only on grounds that have the devil's candles? Or are they expecting those selected to make themselves available during daylight hours midweek, which would mean an afternoon off work just for this. Can players reject being selected?
  8. Scottish Cup

    Alloa Athletic have got the park that day so BSC-Dalbeattie will have to change days. Possibly the Sunday? - a bit far to expect Dalbeattie to travel if on a school night. Edinburgh City also due 'home' that day. Not sure what the deal between them & Spartans says about who gets priority use of Ainslie Park...
  9. Wigtown

    Thanks for the clarity HJ. All too much of a Challenge for my little brain. So it's only the January one that W&B 'have to' find a scratch team for. But it would of course be great to see them fulfilling the September one too.
  10. Wigtown

    South Region Challenge Cup fixtures of Saturday 16th September includes Wigtown & Bladnoch v Gala Fairydean Rovers, 3pm at Trammondford Park.
  11. Scottish Cup 2017/18

    I don't yet see any announcement anywhere, but for reference last season's (with comparable dates for Prelim Round 2 and Round 1 proper) was made at 2:30pm on the Monday immediately after Prelim Round 2.
  12. September 2nd West Premier fixtures etc

    2nd Sept also now correctly shows Shotts v Benburb in C1, recognizing the change from the original fixture Bens v Shotts. It got switched due to New Tinto Park being used as Home by Colville Park for their Scottish (senior) Cup 2nd Prelim tie.
  13. Scottish Cup Draw

    Doh ! It would help if I could count - I had indeed noted 14 + 11 + 9 on my bit of paper, so I dunno how I made that a total of 44 !! I'm evidently so incompetent that I could get a job on the SJFA draw committee !! Sorry guys.
  14. Scottish Cup Draw

    There are 168 Junior clubs this season (64 West, 60 East, 44 North). 128 clubs are needed for Round 2. So the Round 1 draw will (should!) be 80 clubs drawn out to play 40 matches, the remaining 88 clubs getting byes (with those on Senior Cup duty automatically being amongst those getting a bye).
  15. Cove on the Move