With the 2019/20 season at an early end, being declared null and void due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there is talk of possibly resurrecting the Scottish Junior Cup when the new season starts whenever that may be. Broughty forced a replay against West Coast side Darvel Juniors following a 2-2 draw before the season was ended early. Read below of the latest news coming from within the club…

Officials from the six teams left in the Scottish Junior Cup for the season 2019/20 met via an online conferencing call with SJFA Secretary Tom Johnston Thursday night and discussed the chances of finishing the competition when football gets the go-ahead to start following the Coronavirus pandemic.

Representatives from BAJFC, Hurlford Utd, Beith, Pollok, Darvel and Auchinleck Talbot all discussed the options and agreed they wish to see out the competition. With many options/scenarios discussed, we still await an outcome and final decision.

There are of course many obstacles to overcome with all five named teams having now have left the Junior Football scene and joined the West of Scotland Football League and will have their own league and cup fixtures to fulfil.

If, and it’s still an if, the replay v Darvel at Whitton Park gets the go-ahead, BAJFC would be facing a totally different playing personnel in the Darvel side from the original 2-2 tie as they have been signing players left, right and centre and it was voted in favour, with Broughty voting against, that any new players signed by teams would be allowed to play in the remaining games of the competition. Whilst this could and would be very unfair for all teams concerned it is something BAJFC would just have to deal with if the replay gets the go-ahead.

We’ll keep you all posted on any further developments as we get them on this subject. Stay safe everyone…