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, weather permitting.

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 2-15pm 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 29th February thus cancelling Broughty’s away league fixture at Scone Thistle.

Join us again tomorrow on our website for some words from the gaffer, Jamie McCunnie, looking ahead to Saturday’s big game…


No more matches scheduled.