Tagged with Glasgow

The Romance of the Cup

The Romance of the Cup

GAME 15 – GLASGOW UNIVERSITY 1-9 COVE RANGERS Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014 – 3.00pm Venue: Garscube Sports Complex, Glasgow ‘Focussing on the league’ at the expense of cup competitions is a modern phenomenon, but I’m an old skool supporter in most ways and as such I love the cut and thrust of knockout football, especially in the Scottish … Continue reading

Stirling Albion 1-1 Partick Thistle

Matchday 3 Saturday, July 11, 2009 – Forthbank Stadium, Stirling Pre-season games always have the potential to be a snorefest, but when you get a decent contest together with some lovely summer weather they can really enjoyable, like this one was. Despite the season being only a fortnight away there wasn’t abundance of options in … Continue reading

Pollok 0-1 Irvine Meadow XI

  June 18, 2009 – Newlandsfield Park, Glasgow The Evening Times Cup final pitched the two best sides in the West of Scotland together to bring down the curtain on the Scottish Junior football season.  It also signaled the end of my own campaign, which began at Easter Road on July 6 last year. All told, … Continue reading

Pollok 3-1 Auchinleck Talbot

June 8, 2009 – Newlandsfield Park, Glasgow Another Evening Times Cup tie and a bit more entertaining this time. Pollok and Talbot are amongst the strongest junior sides in Scotland and the standard of play was excellent, especially considering the arduous schedule of games for both sides recently. Talbot scored first and each side sustained … Continue reading

Queen’s Park 0-0 Stenhousemuir

May 17, 2009 – Hampden Park, Glasgow I always enjoy a trip to the home of Scottish football but as a spectacle this game wasn’t really up to much. Queen’s needed a win to overturn Stenhousemuir’s 2-1 first leg advantage but they rarely looked capable of getting the goals they needed.  There were a couple … Continue reading

Benburb 3-3 Larkhall Thistle

April 30, 2009 – Tinto Park, Govan, Glasgow Tinto Park is a ground I have wanted to visit for a while, and this midweek fixture gave me the perfect opportunity. The home of Benburb FC has to be amongst the most dilapidated football grounds I have ever been to.  Signs of neglect are everywhere, yet … Continue reading

Partick Thistle 1-0 Livingston

April 25, 2009 – Firhill Stadium, Glasgow I was sorely tempted to attend one of the Scottish Junior Cup semi final second leg games but instead stuck to club loyalties and went along to Firhill. The home of Partick Thistle is one of my favourite ‘away’ grounds, which is mainly why I didn’t make for … Continue reading

Pollok 2-3 Clydebank

April 18, 2009 – Newlandsfield Park, Glasgow This year’s Scottish Junior Cup semi finals have seen a departure from the age old format of one-off games, usually played at ‘senior’ venues. The change seems to have been brought about due to the unwillingness of the police to allow Friday night matches, which were once the … Continue reading

Scotland 2-1 Iceland

April 1, 2009 – Hampden Park, Glasgow A bit of a rollercoaster ride at the home of football tonight, with Scotland eventually coming away with a precious win over group outsiders Iceland to keep alive hopes of World Cup qualification. Typically, Scotland made heavy work of the win, only scoring once through Ross McCormack in … Continue reading

Ashfield 2-3 Irvine Meadow XI

February 21, 2009 – Saracen Park, Glasgow I’d looked forward all week to another taste of Scottish Junior Cup action and I wasn’t disappointed by the match I eventually chose, Irvine Meadow’s fifth round replay visit to Ashfield. That the tie made it to a replay at all was a major surprise given Meadow’s renowned … Continue reading