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9 minutes ago, gogsy said:

What happened at Vale of Leithen v Tynecastle to have it abandoned, pitch conditions?

Unplayable pitch at 1-1 

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Waterlogged?


Results:

Peebles Rovers P-P Gretna 2008
Selkirk 1-5 East Kilbride
Whitehill Welfare 0-5 Spartans

Vale of Leithen A-A Tynecastle (abandoned at HT - 1-1)
Lothian Thistle HV 2-1 Hawick Royal Albert



SFs:

Lothian Thistle HV
East Kilbride/Civil Service Strollers
Vale of Leithen/Tynecastle
(Peebles Rovers/Gretna 2008)/Spartans

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On ‎02‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 17:26, HibeeJibee said:

Waterlogged?

"Getting too dangerous".


http://valeofleithen.co.uk/uncategorized/vale-of-leithen-1-tynecastle-1-abandoned-at-half-time/

The pitch was passed as playable at 1230.

The surface was heavy due to the melting of the frost from the previous day.

There was a minute’s silence in respect to Rev Frank Campbell who died recently. Frank was a well known match official in the Lowland League.

The game got off to a flyer with the Vale scoring in the first minute. After a move down the right the cross into the box caused a bit of confusion in the Tynecastle defence and was prodded home by  Dachi Knutsishvili.

The game was getting played at a frantic pace with both teams trying to play football, making it very good entertainment for the spectators, which included a good support for Tynecastle, which included Lee Wallace and Scott Crabbe.

In the 12 minute Tynecastle were awarded a free kick to the right of the Vale goal. Whilst this was being disputed by the Vale players, the free kick was quickly taken and passed to the wing where the resultant cross in the Vale box was driven home by Stewart Adams.

Despite the heavy going the game was turning into an excellent match with both sides creating chances and only some solid defending  by both teams stopping any further scoring.

After raising concerns with both managers on the 30 minute mark about the pitch, the referee accessed the pitch at half time and decided it was getting too dangerous and subsequently abandoned the game, much to the disappoint of spectators.

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18 minutes ago, Hoofhearted said:

When is the Peebles/ Gretna planned to be played?

No idea but they better get a move on semi finals are due on 20th January. So good chance LTHV v Kelty game planned for that day might be moved.

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It's unlike the Juniors where cup-ties get priority, and can sometimes run a coach-&-horses through everything ahead of the date of the next round... In 2014-15 there were actually 2x R2 ties plus 1x QF on what was ostensibly SF day (Jan 24th). In 2015-16 it was infact all 4x QFs (Jan 23rd). Last season there was 1x SF plus 1x QF (Jan 21st).

Having been off twice, it may now be Gretna v Peebles, tbf.

Given that Vale don't have floodlights, ties can't displace LL games and it's only been off once, logic would indicate it's impossible for LTHV to have their SF on Jan 20th unless (1) Vale give-up home advantage + it's arranged for midweek + it's scheduled for the early part of January [+ Saughton is playable!] or (2) both agree a neutral venue + arrange for midweek + early part of Jan.

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1 hour ago, HibeeJibee said:

It's unlike the Juniors where cup-ties get priority, and can sometimes run a coach-&-horses through everything ahead of the date of the next round... In 2014-15 there were actually 2x R2 ties plus 1x QF on what was ostensibly SF day (Jan 24th). In 2015-16 it was infact all 4x QFs (Jan 23rd). Last season there was 1x SF plus 1x QF (Jan 21st).

Having been off twice, it may now be Gretna v Peebles, tbf.

Given that Vale don't have floodlights, ties can't displace LL games and it's only been off once, logic would indicate it's impossible for LTHV to have their SF on Jan 20th unless (1) Vale give-up home advantage + it's arranged for midweek + it's scheduled for the early part of January [+ Saughton is playable!] or (2) both agree a neutral venue + arrange for midweek + early part of Jan.

Saughton  has a load of games between now and end of season. Tynecastle and LTHV have eight home games each to play in the league, there a LC sf, EOS SF , 2-3 King Cup games before they even reach the semi final of that competition, City cup as well possibly?

 

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I make it...

LTHV
8 league
0-1 playoff*
1 EOS Qualifying Cup
0-1 EOS Cup^
1-3 King Cup
1 EOS League Cup

Tynecastle
8 league
0-1 playoff*
0-1 EOS Cup^
1-2 King Cup


... total 20-25.

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http://eosfl.com/content.php?pg=matchlge&pd=1044&frt=fixtures

According to EOS website home advantage has switched to Gretna, and remaining R2 tie Gretna 2008 v Peebles Rovers will be played on Wednesday 10th January.

Meanwhile the 3 outstanding QF ties... Vale v Tynecastle, East Kilbride v Civil Service Strollers and Gretna/Peebles v Spartans... are scheduled for Saturday 20th January.
 

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FT Gretna 7-1 Peebles seemingly, comprehensive win.


Sets-up remaining QFs on Saturday 20th January:

East Kilbride v Civil Service Strollers
Gretna 2008 v Spartans
Vale of Leithen v Tynecastle



LTHV already into SFs.

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Both teams are not giving up home advantage, the Vale are only moving it to Spartans due to their home park being unplayable and the selecting of an artificial surface to try and ensure the game goes ahead to try and reduce the backlog of Vale fixtures.

Hopefully this explains the situation, and if the game is as entertaining as the previously abandoned game it should be cracker.

So if you have a free Saturday get along to Ainslie Park.

 

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Since Vale train at Spartans, have a couple of Spartan's players on loan and also a few ex-players it will almost be a home game.

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But we won’t have the Vale Ultras  behind us lol

To be honest we actually tend to play better on the artificial surface, especially in the winter as Victoria Park doesn’t drain well in wet weather.

Vale and Tynecastle both try and play passing football and it should be a good game for the spectators.

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