Fingers crossed, eyes crossed and legs crossed that all roads lead to Ayrshire this Saturday as Broughty Athletic travel to face West Region Championship league leaders Darvel Juniors in the quarter-finals of the MACRON sponsored Scottish Junior Cup at Recreation Park at the third time of asking.

The game has been called off the last two Saturdays due to the recent weather conditions leaving Recreation Park waterlogged on both occasions and the games being correctly called off the day before.

With a 2-1 win over St Rochs in the fifth round for the Fed and a win by the same scoreline over Petershill for Darvel, sets up what is sure to be a cracking game for the watching spectators come Saturday.

Hosts Darvel ply their trade in the West Region Championship division, the 2nd tier of a 4 tier league set up, and currently sit top of the league by six points with a game in hand over second-placed Cumbernauld United having secured 17 wins, two draws along with just the two defeats so far this season. Currently, they have won their last seven league games on the trot and go into this game full of confidence they can progress to the semi-finals of the competition.

Darvel Juniors, were formed in 1889, and have made it to the Scottish Junior Cup final previously on one occasion back in the season of 1975/76 but they lost out to former East Region side Bo’ness United 3-0.

Broughty go into the game unbeaten in their last six games in all competitions with five wins and one drawn game along with three clean sheets in their last three games so again confidence is also high within the club the guys can go through to Ayrshire and come home with a result. Hopefully, certain players in the squad will have recovered from recent injuries and make the journey.

All fans are reminded this game is a 2-30pm kick-off at Recreation Park, home of Darvel Juniors. Should the game end in a draw after 90mins then a reply at Whitton Park will take place on Saturday 14th March, thus cancelling Broughty’s away league fixture at Carnoustie Panmure.

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