Arthurlie Prepare For Jimmy Marshall Cup

The Scottish Amateur Football League have confirmed the group stage format and fixtures for the Jimmy Marshall Cup, to be competed for upon the return of football in a fortnight, writes Tom Scott.

The tournament will start on Saturday 22nd May and conclude by 30th June.

With three Groups of six and one Group of four, the four Group Winners after one round of fixtures, will make up the Semi Finals.

GROUP 1
Hillington
Castlemilk
Inverclyde
Parkhall
Port Glasgow
Port Glasgow OBU

GROUP 2
ARTHURLIE
Busby
Neilston
Glenburn Athletic
Glynhill Moorcroft
St.Convals

GROUP 3
Strathaven
Easthall Star
Castlemilk
Motherwell Thistle
Rutherglen
Kings Park Rangers

GROUP 4
Lochgilphead Red Star
Tarbert
Cardross
Dunoon

ARTHURLIE FIXTURES (Group 2):

Sat 22nd May: Glynhill Moorcroft (Away)
Sat 29th May: Neilston (Home)
Sat 5th June: Glenburn Athletic (Away)
Sat 12th June: Busby (Home)
Sat 19th June: St.Convals (Away)

Venues and kick off times TBC.

Any Covid-19 protocols surrounding the return to football, including spectators, is to be confirmed in due course.

Arthurlie Amateurs Coach Stephen Connelly said: “Our attendances at training since starting back on Tuesday, April 20th have been great.”

“From the first night when 14 players participated under restrictions and put in a really decent session to start with, it has been positive.”

“Having a competitive edge to the matches when we return is a big bonus and a nice starter ahead of the new season. We are delighted that the SAFL have made these arrangements and are looking forward to finally getting started in Amateur football.”

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